I did it. I went for the Amelie bangs that earlier this week, remarking to my mother and sister in the kitchen I said, "I've always wanted those short, little, 50's-girl-bangs." Quickly, in stern unison they replied, "DON'T." Well, I DID. Not sure about it. I think it makes my nose look big. Call it the changing seasons, nervousness and dread of school beginning, or just the need for something new. Changing one's hair seems about the only thing one can mess with and it isn't permanent, it's also not morally wrong.
Also, in preparation for school, I framed a note given to me by one of my students. He liked my class, it's a source of positive affirmation for me, so I stuck where I can see it often and remember, "hey, I'm not that lousy of a teacher." Happy School Season!