So Be Authentic
In the past year, I have lost over a foot of hair and let my lovely locks grow au naturel.
Why am I writing about my short, silver hair?
Because people are talking about me anyway so I may as well do as I like.
I’ve had lots of compliments (thank you! like those!) And some comments about the way I used to have beautiful curls (as if I can now grow back at least 3 years of curls to “fix” my hair). Other thoughts about how (insert pause and a cringey face) my hair is grey now, or I need to colour it. (LOL, like I went through a year of letting the silver grow to ever do that again.)
And I don’t give a flying ahem.
I love my new look. I love that I’ve chosen some more relaxed pictures of me for my social media and website moving forward. I love that I’m growing and working with new subcontractors and new clients. I like new. I like growth. I like change. I like having choices.
What will your neighbours / coworkers / friends / family think?
Start a business. Apply for a job. Stay home to look after your children. Go back to work. Say no. Say yes. Try something new. Apply for a promotion. As long as it’s legal, go for it! Your only job is to be authentic, and be you! You can do this. I believe in you. It’s YOUR time. Believe in your own ability to make GREAT decisions.
Catherine Doucette MEd, CTDP is a silver fox… I mean ah…. a Training and Performance Consultant who delivers customized business communications and leadership programs that produce measurable results.