I’m stubborn. It’s really strange actually. I’m quite insecure a lot of the time (courtesy of my persistent nagging anxiety), yet other times I’m overly confident. I have no explanation for this.
I think being stubborn is my saving grace. During those times of doubt, there’s always that voice in the back of my head taunting me-“hey, c’mon! If (so and so ) can do it, why can’t you??” That voice is the one that pulls me out of my funk. It’s the voice that lifts me back to reality when I feel like I’m falling down. When my mind is playing tricks on me, that voice fights back.
Over the past year, I’ve kind of been on a DIY journey. I started out wanting to save money, but it evolved into more than that. I realized, I simply wanted to prove to myself that I can DO things. Throughout this, I’ve learned a lot …
I can write! (At least I think I can…jury’s still out on this one) Obviously, I would not have started this blog unless I felt anyone would read it. I realize my grammar might not be stellar, but I’m a work in progress. Thanks to everyone who takes a moment to read my posts! Seriously. Thanks. You’re awesome beyond words.
I can sing, kind of sort of, not badly! (Well, I’ve really known this a while but stage fright is an ongoing issue. Actually, I will sabotage my performance on purpose, if I think a anyone’s listening…that’s how deep my stage fright goes…)
Last but not least, the point of this post…hair. I get bored quickly with my hair. Let’s face it, getting your hair done is expensive!! I’ve spent the last year going it on my own…here’s what I’ve done solo…
Purple highlights. FYI, a lot of these “funky” colors are semi permanent and wash out after a few shampoos. Not worth the trouble for me to do it again.
Hair cut. This is today’s stubborn DIY (because I don’t feel like going out with my 4 year old). I cut 3 inches off. I won’t lie. This was scary!! I’m pretty satisfied. It’s not perfect, but hey-I saved $30-$40ish!
There’s something liberating about doing things for yourself-even if it’s just a hair cut. YOU are in control. YOU are responsible. most importantly, YOU don’t owe anyone but yourself.
(Disclaimer: take this post with a grain of salt-I am NOT a hair dresser. Tread lightly my friend….)