I don’t normally start off with a quote when I do blog posts for The Life of Kylie category, but here we are! This quote by Anatole France relates to where I’m at in my life now. I still can’t believe I’m writing about this new change in my life and I didn’t think it would be this soon…
So you may have known about me having long curly hair. Here’s a recent picture:
My hair was longggggg! Yes, was! I honestly don’t remember the last time I have gotten a haircut because I have always had my hair long when I was still in High School. I guess I let my hair grow out way too much since on the inside I was scared to ever get it cut again. I really don’t have any great memories when it comes to getting a haircut.
I was that girl who would always be scrolling on Pinterest trying to find that “perfect” hairstyle for my curly hair that I would truly love on me. I would show my hair stylist a picture of how I wanted her to cut my hair and once she was finished, I didn’t like it at all on me. You can say I was insecure about how my hair looked! There was even this one time when I was in Middle School, I ended up having a haircut that stopped at my jawline. That’s how short it was! That was way back when I used to straighten my hair all of the time and I also didn’t like that haircut on me at all. I really don’t know what I was thinking.
As you can see, cutting my hair terrified me because I didn’t want to have my hair that short ever again!
You’re probably thinking, well why are you talking about haircuts? Isn’t this post supposed to be about how change is good?? I actually ended up talking myself into getting a haircut on December 21, 2018! Yep, you read that right! I thought that I would wait until at least January to do this, but somehow God had other plans for me.
I chose the quote above because it is exactly what God wanted me to do. You already know that my family had a difficult year in 2018 by reading the post, Thank you, 2018. According to Anatole France, I had to let my long curly hair die and leave behind the “old” me, in order to find peace in this New Year. I didn’t want everything I went through in 2018 to have an influence in 2019. I wanted to start fresh and I’m so happy I did! God definitely knew exactly what I needed.
Honestly, I was scared of getting a haircut even though the hair appointment was already made. I was also scared that I would end up missing my long hair, but that wasn’t the case!!
Here is the before and after. My hair looks so much longer when it is wet compared to it being dry!
I LOVE my short hair now and I didn’t think I would ever say that! I am much happier now and it doesn’t take that much time to fix my hair now! If you have naturally curly hair, you know the struggle!
I am so glad that I made that huge leap of faith to get my haircut right before 2018 ended! I finally embraced change and I love every bit of it. You see, this is why change can be good at times. I know, it’s difficult to do when you are afraid of the outcome, but man, it is worth it.
You can now purchase your personalized, signed copy of Kylie’s Corner and a complimentary bookmark I designed, here! I’m so thankful for everyone who has purchased one so far. Everyone has made so many sweet comments about my book and it means so much to me! If God has someone on your heart that you feel the need to give this inspiring book to, please listen to Him. The individual may need to hear the words God put in my heart at the time when I wrote the Kylie’s Corners that are in this book.
I challenge you to try new things and take that huge leap, you won’t regret it.
“We must die to one life before we can enter another.” -Anatole France