So I did the thing I said I would never do.
Yup. I cut all my hair off.
I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately. Thinking about my happiest moments. I realized my happiest moments happened when I stopped doing what was expected and tried something else. I had that skewed mentality of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Just because something works (for the time being) doesn’t mean it’s your best option. Leaving my previous marriage and leaving the higher education field were two of the best decisions I ever made. I stayed with those 2 situations because it was ‘all I knew’. Well I finally decided to learn something new and it paid off. I’ve been having fun being single and I switched to corporate and my strengths are being recognized and praised at work.
So what does this have to do with hair? Well my relaxed hair was another thing that was ‘all I knew”. My hair has been relaxed since Kindergarten. I’m almost 30 and I had no idea what my actual God-given hair looked like. It started to make me sad. Last night, I was a glass of wine and a brownie *insert side eye emoji* deep so I figured it was best to wait until the morning to see how I felt. Well morning came and I still felt the same way. So I said f*ck it and broke out the scissors. After watching countless youtube videos of women getting emotional and crying, I figured I would be the same way. Instead….I couldn’t stop smiling. My lil fro…(I just learned it’s called a TWA -Teenie Weenie Afro). I actually want to go shorter. I plan to walk into a barbershop at some point in the next few days. I’m so happy with my decision.