A couple days ago I cut my hair, and for me it signified a huge stepping stone into a future that I am going to dictate.
For many women, cutting your hair is a way to do away with the physical reminder of a period in life where trauma was experienced, and I am no exception to this rule. I couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t done it sooner, but then I realized it simply wasn’t my time. After much thought, I realized it wasn’t healthy for me to keep those memories of the past around as a literal weight on my shoulders.
Letting go of that hair and all that it represented is only going to bring about the initiation of new beginnings.
New found strength and independence as I continue to grow as a person. Sure, old habits die hard. But the point is that I’m trying to better myself so I can be better to myself and a better friend and family member.
The hurt of the past is supposed to stay exactly there. In the past. And I am absolutely guilty of overthinking and reliving my past experiences, but it doesn’t mean that they define who I am. It’s okay to have an off day, as long as we realize that we are the ones that decide whether or not we move forward.
I know I’m starting a new journey, are you?