Identity creation: we all have identities we've created for ourselves. It can be a personality trait, the shape of our body, or a role we play in different situations (controller, organizer, clown, happy, depressed, etc). We hold on to these identities because we believe they define us - and if that identity is taken away, or threatened, all hell breaks loose.
My blonde hair is an identity I've held onto, and I'm sure a lot of women can agree that it's a common identity! (What would you do without any hair?? Would you feel like yourself?)
The last 2 months have been a bit of a mess for my hair. First, the roots were colored purple, then turned to red. I had to get a color correction, then hilights, and now my hair is 4 different colors, and it's falling out, even weeks later.
I didn't want to leave my house. I was scared of what people thought of me. All I could think about was having patchy, weird hair! However, it's an identity I've had to let go of. Because, obvious lack of control of what's happened... and also, my hair doesn't define me. I'll still be me, except with a little more colorful and thinner hair. Letting go of an identity is scary, but you never want it to hold you back from growing and living your life.
Have you ever experienced a time where you had to let go of an identity? Leave a comment below! (Or if you have any hair tips, because helllppp 🙊💇🏼) •
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