An impulse disorder called Trichotillomania had taken over my about 5 months ago. Nobody understood why I would pull my own hair out, and neither do I, really. It’s involuntary. Half of my hair was gone on one side in the matter of about 2 weeks. I was really down about it, wouldn’t leave the house, cried all the time. Then I decided to shave my head. And I love that people tell me I’m beautiful even without hair. I believe everybody is beautiful, going through struggles just makes us all stronger.
You are absolutely beautiful. And you know what? Hair doesn’t make you you. What’s in your heart, as cheesy as this sounds, makes you the incredible human being that you are. xoxo
Sometimes I wish we could all go back to being children and be able to process all the media threw at us then so that we could live our lives in a happier fashion now. Many of our favorite childhood novels, movies, tv shows all projected the message that we can do anything we wanted no matter who we were. The messages were hopeful. When I was younger I was taught to reach beyond the stars because being me wasn’t anything wrong and I could do anything because I was me. As I got older, all these images of people I COULD be were morphed into something different because I could only be someone if I lost ten pounds, wore these certain clothes, and fit into a particular persona. The hopeful messages from my childhood were lost. Messages of chasing dreams and climbing to new heights were replaced with messages of knowing our limits and setting boundaries. Truthfully, I feel that if we remembered the messages from our childhood we could move beyond all the negative images of our teen years and adulthood. Most people say “I’m a child at heart.” Well, its about time we start behaving like children. Pick up your favorite childhood book and read it. Remember that THOSE are the messages we should be following. Just because our age changes doesn’t mean that our way of thinking should.