First Fearless Friday Post

I’m redubbing today Fearless Friday! I’ll still have my weekly reflections, just on a different day. Fearless Friday is for sharing things that I’ve done that scare me. Either the act of doing them scared me or the act of sharing it scares me. But I’m learning to be fearless. So there!

I did two really scary things for me yesterday.

Firstly, I shared a little bit about my history of binge eating on my Instagram (follow me @actionsspeakloudest) and Facebook accounts. This is something I hope to delve into further now that I’m comfortable with it. Just based on some reactions I got yesterday, I can see that opening up about something like this will help other people open up. And if there’s anything I’ve noticed over the years it’s that talking about something often seems to take away its power. At least that’s how it worked for me!

Then, I cut off my hair!

Hair!

I used to be much more fearless with my hair when I was younger. My parents kind of let me do whatever I wanted with it, because since hair always grows back, nothing is really permanent. But then, at some point in college, I stopped cutting it because I didn’t really trust anyone to cut it. And my hair got super long, and I got less adventurous. I’d still dye it (I’ve had red ombres and pink bayalage the last few years), but I was suddenly really attached to its length.

Finally, this week my hair got to the point that it was more of a hassle than a beauty. Sometimes, curly hair is great! And if you have curly hair and you need tips, let me know and I’ll do a post. But for me, I usually just put some oil in my hair and let it air dry. And it almost always looks good. Until lately, when it’s been so humid that my hair has been out of control. I was putting it up more than I was wearing it down. And I was never happy with what it looked like up. So I decided it was time to say goodbye!

I’m sad to say that I was unable to donate my hair to Locks of Love, something I’ve wanted to do for a while, because it had bleached ends. But, knowing myself, I’ll start growing it out again soon, and no bleach shall touch it!

Til next time! Go be fearless!

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