So, this past week I took a bit of my own advice. I got out of my own comfort zone. I haven’t changed my hairstyle in over 8 years. It’s so easy to get into a comfort zone, it’s safe. And safe feels good. So making the decision to change my hairstyle in a dramatic way was to say the least nerve wracking.
It got off to a really rocky start. When I got there, they had no record of my appointment. So I showed them the text confirming my appointment. That’s when I found out the the stylist I was supposed to work with had left for the day without letting her scheduled appointments know. At this point I was almost in tears. I mean, there I was, ready to make this change and she wasn’t there. I was freaking out. Thank God there was another stylist to help me out.
We started with color. I had given up on color about a year ago. It so much work. The maintenance alone was killing me. So I was going natural…letting the grey hair move in. Since I am preparing to renew my vows in a couple of weeks, I decided that if I am going to make a change like this, I am going big. So I decided to go for a balage. As they started talking shades and applying color, I started relaxing into the process. I was starting to enjoy this, and the nerves were fading away…just like my grey.
The nerves came back the minute the scissors came out. Before this process started, my hair went a good 1/3 the way down my back. This change took about 6 inches off my hair! As my stylist cut, I was struggling to keep it together and hold back the tears. I’ll be honest thought…once I looked in the mirror I saw a completely different person. This change took years off my appearance. It felt lighter…which let’s face it, with hot flashes that’s definitely a good thing.
This change that I have made may seem small to others, but to me it was huge. This was the 1st step towards getting out of my true comfort zone.
Join the conversation…what steps have you taken to get out of your comfort zone?