I feel empowered and rejuvenated with a new hair style.
- Short hair is a big change. I didn’t want change. Change is… frightening.
- My hair is thin, so I always feared that having less hair would cause my hair to stick to my face, thus looking quite unattractive.
- My ears are big, so having short hair would emphasize them more (this was a huge reason when I was self conscious of my ears).
- My hair is also naturally wavy. Usually my medium/short hair always curled at the ends and didn’t look nice to me.
Are you wondering what prompted this “spontaneous” decision? There are several circumstances that led to me to this point, but rest assure that none of them are bad~
First off, I am growing confidence in the way my face looks.
Essentially, I didn’t want to hide behind my hair anymore. Long/medium hair while having it down was not just my lazy tactic of styling, but it was an indirect way of not showing my face. I hated tying my hair up and was self conscious of my facial shape and ears growing up. (I was actually self conscious about way more, but you get my point). This summer has been a major turning point in my self growth and self love journey, and one of the results that came from these circumstances was the boost of confidence in my face.
Now, I told myself that after my best friend’s wedding, I would cut my hair. She got married a few weeks ago, so obviously I procrastinated… heh. But although my friends knew I was planning this, they didn’t know how short to expect it. The ones who have seen it are surprised with how short it became (some of them still haven’t even seen it in person!). This will be a fun catching up session.
To reclaim myself, I have to focus more on being the person I want to be, not the person people tell me I’m supposed to be.
In addition to what I previously stated, I also felt as if taking care of my hair was a hassle that distracted me from the more important things in my life. Eliminating that worry has helped me regain the focus needed for my own agenda. Reclaiming myself means reclaiming my time, the time needed to cultivate my passions and the personal brand I’m establishing.
Lastly, I am ready for change.
And I mean pretty monumental change (to me at least). As I continue on, each and every day, I am thinking of what my purpose is in the world and what I have to offer. I am investing in myself, in the things and the people I love. I am ready to catapult myself into change that I have been avoiding, because my change affects my growth and my growth affects my impact. I think often of what I am capable of and always second guess myself, thus never acting on what I believe to be possible. That changes now.