My hair is gone (see my new profile picture) and I feel so much better now. I'm going to be 44 in one month and I just didn't want to carry around a college ponytail anymore. The hair past my shoulders didn't reflect who I think I am anymore and I was out of ideas as to what to do with it. The photos in previous posts show how I was wearing it and it really bored me.
This haircut feels so much better. I don't have to fuss with it as much, it's off my neck and it's not heavy and hot for the summer. I feel more mature, professional and middle-aged. Yay, middle age!