So, I ventured to add a hint of color to my hair and towed the DIY route, knowing just how hands-on I can be.
I mixed my hair color wrongly and ended with a blond head of hair😏. Thoroughly petrified, I tried again. With the hope of darkening it somewhat. The result??? Orange head of hair😣. I ran out to buy the darkest shade I could find, late that night🏃🏽♀️.
Why was I petrified? I am not as adventurous, when it comes to matters of fashion 🙈. Then who sent me in the first place? I don’t know 🤷🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️.
So I returned and gave it one last shot and voila!!! I had been transformed into a red-hair lady 😱😱😱
I couldn’t try again, except I wanted to end up totally bald. I had already defied the time interval rules for hair coloring and was now stuck 😭😭😭. Little o’l conservative me, who likes to keep it safe was now left with shocking hair color🙆🏽♀️🙆🏽♀️🙆🏽♀️.
I had two options, keep moaning about it and hide at home, as I had done for two days. Or ‘OWN IT’ till I can change it.
I had hoped that nothing will come up so soon, that will mean me practicalizing my “OWN IT” message just yet. Then the B.P of life, @sola calls to say we have an urgent scan visit at a client’s, in a few minutes 🙆🏽♀️🙆🏽♀️🙆🏽♀️.
The time to test on myself the usual “OWN IT” charge that I preach to others had come. I thought long and hard, should I just tie a turban again, but for how long??? So, I set my face as a flint, and proceeded to get dressed.
By the time I was done, I was feeling (not totally bold but at least) bolder than when I first started out. Bold enough to take a photo and definitely bold enough to stop hiding, and head out to work. It’s the end of the day now and . . . My red hair didn’t kill me 🤗🤗🤗. I am hoping that I at least managed to look like I “OWNED IT’ in this photo. It wasn’t easy, but I did it 💪🏽.
Life Lessons Learned???
The weight of our mistakes, pain, challenges or misfortunes has the capacity to stall our productivity, only if we let them.
• When you find yourself in a situation that you cannot change, “OWN IT”. Don’t keep moaning about it and continually beat yourself up. Learn the lessons in it, shake it off and move on.
• When you resolve in your heart to take a stand about something you strongly believe in, (Eg. my famous “OWN IT” sermon) . . . be prepared because a challenge to test that resolve is usually close by.
• Hiding away doesn’t change a situation that’s gone wrong. Again, learn the lessons, shake it off, step out and “OWN IT”
NB: “OWN IT” simply means; Square your shoulders and hold your head high, instead of letting circumstances keep you from forging ahead.