As I sat in my cousin Bridget’s chair at her salon, I will never forget the look on her face when I told her I was ready for a change. Not just a slight change—an epic one. Like let’s put a little piece of the rainbow in my hair-type of change.
Being the stylist diva that she is, Bridget helped me determine where the 2 peek-a-boo panels should go. Because I hadn’t thought that far ahead. Actually, I just didn’t know what was trendy lol.
Bridget beamed. At that point, I felt she saw me in a different light. Maybe it added a bit of dimension to me. (I guess I should just ask her sometime lol.)
Can you see the purple? (It may be a little hard with my purple shirt.)
That was one year ago: I’m celebrating a year of purple hair! Yes, it’s a bit of upkeep, but soooo worth it!
Does that sound silly to you? Celebrating purple hair? You may think I’m making a big deal out of nothing.
You have NO IDEA how big of a deal this was….
A little background on me: I was raised within a fundamental Baptist church, and a Christian school where hair color, pierced ears on boys, and skirts above the knee were frowned upon. Don’t get me wrong! My upbringing helped me establish a solid foundation: my faith, my morals, my values, and the principles that guide me.
However, I always felt the need to conform. The pressure to think about what others thought of me and my choices.
Truthfully, there have been words of criticism spoken to me, as I’m sure they’ve been spoken to you as well.
As I’ve grown older, I realize our time on this earth is very fleeting. I’m here to please one person only—God. His opinion of my choices is the one that matters the most…
Right around the time of my purple hair decision, my husband Billy and I made a few other changes: we adopted a healthier lifestyle; we began our home-based business; and we began this blog. I think of the purple hair as a symbol of our/my renovation….
What about you?
Is there something that you have been wanting to do, but you just haven’t worked up the gumption to do it?
Does it require you stepping out of your comfort zone? Does it make you sweat and worry about what others will think?
Let’s work through that:
Ask yourself this: If you went your whole life without doing this ONE THING, would you regret it?
If you’re answer is no, then move on…
If you’re like, HECKA YA! Then just do it!
MOVE FROM YOUR COMFORT ZONE, take that first step, and feel good about doing it! You’re STRETCHING and GROWING.
If this inspires you to do something that you’ve been wanting to do, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!
Now to check out some tattoos… just kidding sort of…