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CHANGES || Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Friday, 26 January 2018

Long hair to short hair, new look, hair cut, mindfulness, happiness, 2018 goals
For at least the last five years my hair has come down to my waist.

In my last blog post I wrote about how I am on a clothes spending ban for three months and why. That is merely the start of challenges I intend to give myself in 2018. This year is the year of stepping out of my comfort zone, setting goals and smashing them.

Why? Well I am glad you asked...

Well, the main reason is to push myself. I have always mainly lived a life quite risk free and - especially when I was younger - didn't like the idea of pushing myself for fear of failure or ridicule. But as I have gotten older I have come to realise you will never know just what you can achieve if you don't push yourself. 

My husband is running his 4th London Marathon in April and before 2014 (when he ran his first) you would have never thought that was something he would do. He himself would never have thought it. But now, while he actually detests running, he loves the challenge, atmosphere on the day and the sense of achievement. 

We are capable of anything we put our minds to and only we can truly make ourselves happy and accomplish the things we want to. 

Some of my challenges won't seem so big, especially at first. They will be big to me though and I know that completing each and every little task I set myself will give me a confidence boost and make me feel stronger.

This was my latest challenge; something I have wanted to do for quite a while now but because I didn't want to step out of my comfort zone, I chose not to. 

I HAD MY HAIR CHOPPED OFF.

People who know me well will know what a big deal this is for me, my hair has somehow become my security blanket. When I stopped bleaching it aged 22 I had to have it chopped really short because it was so damaged and it wouldn't grow. Nowadays it grows like wildfire and despite usually having an inch or two cut off of it every six months or so before long it is soon growing down my back again. That is why I got it chopped. Because it is just hair and it will grow again. And a change is as good as a rest. 

When I went from blonde mid length hair to short dark hair all of those years ago it was in the new year and after the break up of a long term relationship and while it took me a while to adjust to my new look I did embrace the feeling of change and felt it represented a new chapter in my life. 

This haircut is the same for me now, representing change. Yes it isn't really short (I can't do really short again I hate it on me) but it is short for me and if I find over time I don't like it, well, it will grow back again.

It is just hair. 

What do you think? Do you feel the same way about your hair or are you one of those that grows it and chops it off again without even thinking about it?

I would love to know!


new hair cut, long hair to short hair, mindfulness, 2018 goals, happiness,

1 comment:

  1. I had hair I could sit on accidentally.. but then I had my son. And i just didn't have it in me to take care of both .. so off it came.. doris day short. I went into shock for a bit. And looking back, I realised, ive never let it grow out that long, again. And I've gone even shorter when they shaved my head for surgery. And again when it all it fell out due to a procedure. When it came back in, it was no longer the same color, ir texture or even volume. I went into shock mode again. I tried dyeing it with jello to feel something. These days, it's a little longer than shoulder length.. and ice been contemplating.. cutting it. I'm much older now, and thinking, I'll never be able to grow it long again.. should I cut it. Like Sampson, I wonder, will my virility be lost to me forever, and will it matter? Reading your post.. I'm mulling it over again. All the hospital stays makes it difficult to care for, but once home, I revel in the old me again. Course I self indulge perfumes and make up and bath salts til I'm a prune.. but still. I might cut it just a bit. Knowing, soon enough, as an old lady, there will be no one to do my hair. It's at that pinnacle of truth, you come to terms with the value of hair

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