Re-stylize: the first step in my re-invention

The first thing I did once I was done teaching for the year was get a make-over. I changed my hair drastically  and cut about six inches off. It was the best thing I had done in a long time!

I had been thinking about it for a long time, but each time my appointment came up, I would back out and keep my long hair. I had an appointment booked in two weeks, when I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I messaged my hairdresser saying that if she happened to have a cancellation any time before my appointment that I would be interested. She messaged back saying that coincidentally she had an appointment for 12:45 that afternoon. Impulsively, I took it, called my in-laws to babysit and went to my appointment intending to chop off all my hair. I acted with a spontaneity that doesn’t normally rule my actions.

Before taking the first snip, my hairdresser kept asking if I was sure that I wanted to do this. I said yes, each time more convincingly. I was so happy with the result. I felt so good afterwards and people complimented and reacted positively towards me after that. Even two Moms at my sons’ swimming lessons, who I didn’t even know, came up and commented on how great my hair looked. It felt wonderful and truly renewed my spirit and attitude.

I realize many people think “it’s just hair”, but I don’t think enough women take the time to re-stylize their look. Take a risk. Be spontaneous. Try something new. The increased confidence and the positive energy will propel you forward to re-invent the other aspects of your lives.

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