It’s been a long ol’ time since I sat down and had a natter with you guys. I feel like a lot has changed recently. So I graduated, I think I might’ve already told you that, I moved back in with my parents have mostly been searching for jobs. I’ve also set up my own business (maybe more about that another time), I’ve conquered my fear of driving, I started going to counselling, finally been offered a job but won’t be starting that until December so you might be seeing a bit more of me over the next month or so. And also…I shaved my head, which is probably why you’re here 😉
If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I’ve had alopecia since I was a teenager and I’ve talked about the effect that has had on my mental health and overall on my self-esteem.
So at the end of August I decided, after years of toying with the idea, to just cut it off and while it was weird at first and some days I still wish I had hair, I really don’t regret it. I have honestly never felt more feminine and empowered than I have done in the last couple of months. I don’t have to be self-conscious of my hair looking straggly or feel like I have to ‘come out’ when I go on a date. I’m a fab bald lady, what you see is what you get. I love wearing big earrings and fancy headscarves or a cute bobble hat or just absolutely rocking my lil egghead.
I love that when I walk in room people know I’m not afraid to stand out or be exactly who I am, I don’t want to sit at the back and just blend in. I am bald, I wear what was my biggest insecurity with pride because I conquered it, I chose to look like this and for now at least, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I want anyone reading this to feel empowered by what makes them different, celebrate it, hell, write a blog post about it!
I hope you’re having an awesome week.
Lots of Love