“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life ” – Coco Chanel
You know those moments of absolute clarity? The ones you get while in a complete state of comfort; when you allow yourself to entertain the thoughts that slip through your mind as you go through the motions of mundane tasks. The ones that momentarily excite you while your head is in the clouds, but you push away as the fog of reality begins to set in – okay now I sound depressed. I’ve recently found myself in a position where I had to really think about my life and where it’s going. I’ve had to make more decisions in the past few months than I possibly ever have and the reality is that some of those decisions forced me to involuntarily compromise my dreams for more realistic feats. They’re the kind of compromises that leave you feeling even more lost than you were before you reached the dreaded fork in the road. I’m not saying I gave up on anything, but any goal takes time and patience and like many people I know, I learned this the hard way.
I finally reached a place in my life where I felt okay with my decisions, where I became happy with myself and learned to count my blessings rather than dwell on the future. I initially wanted to write this post as a fun, lighthearted piece to show my new haircut, but as I stared at the blank screen I knew I had more to say. yes, I cut my hair, yes I love it and yes it symbolized a new beginning in my life; one thats much lighter both physically and emotionally (but mostly physically, that shit got heavy). I really felt like I needed to change something physically in order to match the way I felt emotionally: clearer, lighter and happier. If you’re reading this right now, the one thing I want you to take away from this post is to begin to count your blessings in life. We’re missing out on so much of our lives while we dwell on the future. No you might not be where you want to be in life right now, but as long as you’re doing what you love, you’re making progress. It may be slow but as the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, or whatever.
Anyways, heres my before and after of my hair. It literally looked like a pile of straw