After growing my hair out to be the longest it’s been in years, I was too comfortable and complacent with it. It was time for a change!
I decided on Friday night that I wanted to get my hair cut, and it was basically all I thought about until my appointment Sunday afternoon.
My cheeks literally hurt from smiling during my appointment because the change was making me so happy.
Here’s my before:
And here’s my after:
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Today I took a big leap and got nine inches of hair cut off! I’m done holding myself down literally and metaphorically. I’ve been working on releasing things that no longer serve me, and I decided that also included my hair. I loved my long hair, but it was too comfortable for me, so I knew it was time for a change. Time to dive into spring and other new opportunities! #igotmyhairscut #myheadfeelssomuchlighter #readyforwhatsnext #mybeyoutifuljourney
I immediately felt so much lighter, happier, better and just more me than I have in a while. I knew this small change was just one of many necessary steps in my journey.
I can’t really explain it, but I feel like a lot of things changed for me once nine inches of my hair were on the salon floor. I feel like that sounds silly or trivial, but it’s true for me.
I feel like I’ve woken up and am seeing the world and myself a bit differently.
Last night I was inspired to finally change my Instagram handle. It included my maiden name, so I’d been meaning to change it for a while but had never gotten around to it. Now I feel like it encompasses me and the journey I’m on with this blog and my life in general: beyoutiful_jessica.
I was talking to Christina on Instagram last night, and we had a great conversation about owning your power. She recently changed up her hair as well, which is one of the reasons I was inspired to change mine now as well, and she said it felt like the length she cut off was releasing her. I feel the same way!
I was talking to her about how excited I was about my big hair change, and she said “Yayyy for a new you!” and I responded, “Same me, but a new perspective on who I really am ;)” And I really do believe that.
I’ve always been the same person on the inside, deep down, despite or even because of the different things I’ve gone through. I feel like at least part of the true me was just waiting for me to recognize and realize that, and I’m at that stage now.
My soul was waiting for me to awaken, and I’m there, baby! And it’s not only because I got a haircut, but that was definitely a catalyst. And I don’t care if other people think that sounds weird. That’s my truth!
If something feels a bit off in your life and you have some control over it, take a step and do something! It can be anything from getting a haircut to following or unfollowing some people on social media, having a long talk with a friend or going to see a movie by yourself.
Break yourself out of your comfort zone, bit by bit, and see what happens. Who knows? Maybe something great is waiting for you on the horizon, but first you have to take that first big or little step.