I’ve recently made some big decisions in my life. One of them included cutting off all my hair! Before I continue, no I’m not bald, but I decided to go back to the traditional cut I had when I first started Happily Dressed. The idea to cut my hair was scary at first. I’ve been experimenting with my hair for so long, it felt like such a waste to cut it off and start all over.
Then it hit me.
I was stuck. These past few months I’ve been at a stand still. Not progressing. Not evolving. Something had to change. Cutting my hair was the perfect reset button. Once it was over, I felt a new excitement for life. I don’t know if it was the crisp air hitting my scalp, or transforming back to that ambitious freshman I was two years ago, but something had changed.
How was it I could get rid of something that meant so much to me, and feel so happy about it?
From this, I’ve learned that sometimes a fresh start is exactly what you need. The only way to get out of a funk and start moving again is to change up the game! Do something different, change an important aspect in your life, and rededicate yourself to what you love to do.
Your Restart Button Could Be:
- A new job
- A new purpose
- A haircut/ “new do”
- A wardrobe change
- A new living situation
Between moving to Atlanta permanently with my brother, seeking out new opportunities to be creative, and developing lasting relationships with friends, it’s been difficult to categorize which moments are truly important to me.
Finally cutting my hair has solidified a few things for me. No matter what I change about myself, I will still have the same ambitions. I can throw myself into a million different situations and still come out wanting the same goals and having the same desires.
I want to make a lasting impression on the world. I want to inspire people to be who they want to be, and to work hard for what they truly want. Nothing is served on a silver platter, but if you have enough ambition and drive, and a will to defy the odds, your success is as limitless as your imagination.
This haircut has also reminded me that no matter how my style changes, I’m still going to be the person described above. No matter how my lifestyle changes, I’m still going to have these desires. The only thing to do now is to make them a reality.