don’t worry, I’m not about to start posting tons of selfies everyday, but this is an important one
so, I got my hair cut today. it’s basically the cut that I tried to get 10 years ago when I was 16, but was told by the woman cutting my hair that it would look weird… so I got a trim on my boring long hair, as usual, and kept it that way until I collected enough nerve to say fuck it last year and had it chopped off into a pixie. but until today it never really seemed “me” enough
after the cut today I went to go by socks. I was feeling really good about myself because of my hair, so I decided to try on a dress. I’ve never worn a dress in my adult life (and only 3 times as a teenager). I’ve always thought you couldn’t be tough and also wear a dress, or makeup, or other “girly” things. recently I’ve realized that of course that whole concept was bullshit, and today I was feeling confident and “me” enough that I could try on a dress and feel cute without losing the “tougher” parts of me.
and I cant help but think that if the woman cutting my hair 10 years ago just did as I requested, without passing judgement, then I could have started building myself up as I really saw fit long ago. it’s such a silly tiny thing, but I feel like I’m starting a new cycle of myself
(I bought the dress. to wear with my first pair of leggings (black with runic swords printed on them), leather jacket, and combat boots)
I’m reblogging to share this bit of inspiration. Some of you all remember my own revelation in the dressing room a month ago. This is so amazing and important.
This woman here? She’s amazing. She works hard. She puts her orders first and works all day long. She is so badass… And now look at her. Look at this amazing person.
Being “girly” should be badass too. We should be able to wear make up, and painted nails and swing a hammer. And we shouldn’t be judged for it. Because of those judgments, we’ve been held back.
This is a perfect example and it warms my heart to see this. I feel really great. I myself just got a haircut. Just like hers, but it’s grown out… so I got a mohawk. I feel amazing. And now I feel even more amazing, checking messages and seeing this. You go, Skull’ You go!
Im gonna write a bunch of silly tags now