Top: SOLD OUT; similar here // Jeans: BLANKNYC // Bag: LC Lauren Conrad // Shoes: SOLD OUT; similar here
I did it! I made the decision to cut my hair and I could not be more excited. It’s amazing how many people like to voice their opinions on matters that do not concern them. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people have made comments on how much better my hair was when it was longer (insert rolling eyes emoji). Nonetheless, the decision to cut my hair is the beginning of a much bigger journey that I am taking (and is one that I hope you will take too).
A few weeks ago, I sat down to listen to Style Collective‘s founder Annie Spano first podcast on Becoming Fearless. And let me tell you, I was inspired and had a major reality check. How often do we not try things out of fear? Or stand up for someone when no one else is? Or even step back from a bad situation to focus on being a better, more authentic person? If being in my twenties has taught me anything, it is that it is ok to be selfish from time to time.
“If being in my twenties has taught me anything, it is that it is ok to be selfish from time to time”.
So what does all of this have to do with cutting my hair? Well, for years I have been afraid to do so. I have been told many horrible things in the past but one of them is that if I cut my hair, I would be viewed a less attractive (quite a primitive way of thinking if you ask me). But after much evaluation, I realized something: my hair does not define me. What defines me as a person is how I act and treat others. I recognize that there are people who do not like short hair. Well, sorry but not sorry! My hair is staying short because I love it. I am grateful that I am at a point in my life that I am confident to try things that terrify me. And it is my hope that you feel confident and beautiful in all that you do.
That being said, I challenge you all to do something that scares you. Apply for that job that you have had your eye on. Book that vacation. Start a blog ;). Whatever has been scaring you to stay immobile, face it. You will be so amazed at all your will accomplish. And trust me, you will be impressed with yourself.
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