I am embracing my inner curl. I have always had wavy hair. After having my kids, my hair got curly. I might blow dry my hair each day to make it straight, which would take a really very long time; although, I did get a number of the newspaper read while I used to be doing it. I finally decided that I now not wanted to waste my time trying to make my hair into something it isn’t, so I embraced my curls. It now takes me 5 minutes to get my hair done.
So, why must you care about my hair? Think about all ways that you just try to force yourself and your body into doing something that’s not natural to you. Whether that could be a job that isn’t you, a relationship that you’re not happy in, and even clothes that actually should fit, but really do not. We do that on a regular basis to ourselves. We do not accept who we are. We need to be someone else. I wanted straight hair because when I was a teenager that was what was “cool My hair won’t ever be straight. You set yourself in a relationship that you simply shouldn’t be in because your relatives tell you ways lucky you might be to have that person as a partner. You won’t ever be happy.
As I have embraced my curls, you could embrace the real you. It might take you awhile to figure out who you are. It took me a long time to know that I had curls. Experiment with other ways of being, of reacting, even the scale clothes you wear until you find what truly fits you.
Probably the most amazing thing is that ever since I’ve embraced my curly hair, I get more compliments on my hair than I ever have before. I wouldn’t be surprised if, as you embrace the true you, in the event you get more compliments than you’ve gotten ever gotten, too!
(This column was suggested by the staff on the Villa. Thank you!)