I chopped off my hair (pictures to come, I swear!),
I turned 26 (should I feel like a grown-up yet?),
and just living life.
Did anyone else hit a massive life roadblock right around Daylight Savings Time starting? When the sun goes down, my body feels like it's time to go to sleep. This means that I don't get a lot done before I end up snoozing on the sofa. I'm also in a kind of funky mood all the time.
Can any of you commiserate? I've been thinking about getting one of those sunlight lamps...any suggestions?
I have a haircut scheduled for this Friday, and I'm equal parts thrilled and terrified! Thrilled that I'll finally be shedding my shaggy mane, and terrified that I'll make the wrong decision and come out looking even worse.
As you can see above, I'm definitely going shorter. I have multiple motives: I'm tired of having to "deal with" my long hair, and with my new management role at work, I want to look more professional without everyone assuming I just graduated from college. The question is, how short? I'm wavering between a casual long bob (like Aubrey Plaza's) and a chic chin-grazing bob (like Chriselle Lim's). What do you prefer? One of those, or something in between? Bangs, or no bangs? There are so many considerations, I'm going crazy!
Any suggestions for me?
P.S. If you want to see all of my inspirations, check out my pin board!
I'm not, by nature, a "joiner". Being an introvert, and afraid of the unknown, I've tended to opt out a lot of things...and regret it later. Case in point: auditioning for any sort of play/musical in high school. I always wanted to, never did, and still regret it to this day. Being a little older and wiser now, I try to step outside of my shy instincts and push my boundaries.
Joining Find Your Passion Work this year is a great example of that - I was extremely nervous about joining a small group of ladies and putting it all out there, but it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I enjoyed the group so much that I looked forward to the day when Molly announced next year's Elevate Mastermind, so that I could excitedly fill out my application. But when the time came, something in my gut was holding me back. And this was different from being shy or nervous. Somehow, I knew that this isn't the right time for me. I have more doing, more growing to do before I can fully take advantage of something like Elevate. And I was fully secure in my decision...until I found out one my close friends was doing it. That's when one of my biggest fears started tickling at me: being left out.
I hate feeling left out. It's a weakness of mine, and one that makes me feel very silly most of the time. Despite my best efforts, I can't help but feel like I'm missing out on something huge if my friends go out to lunch without me, or if a few coworkers are chatting in someone else's office. Does anyone else get like this? I feel very ridiculous, yet I can't quell the feeling. I'm working on it, okay?
I'm sticking with my instincts and sitting out this year's Elevate, but there are still a few spots left. Check it out to see if it's for you!