The secret to accepting CHANGE

In partnership with Herbal Essences, I’d like to share my story with you.

A year ago, I met the love of my life. It was random and it was a whirlwind. I wasn’t looking for it and everything was so effortless… apparently, it ACTUALLY does JUST WORK when it’s right! Next thing you know we were engaged and starting to merge our lives into one.

It’s funny how change can be scary but also so exciting and full of hope. When I was younger I was so rigid. I was a methodical planner of everything, from meals to dates to after-school activities to MY FUTURE. Let me say that again… MY FUTURE! How crazy was I to think I can plan and control where life takes me. That’s why, at 29, I know I can’t control what’s to come. All I can do is make peace with CHARGE and let it roll over me like the wind of a brisk fall morning when I first step outside my door.

As soon as I got back to my normal routine and had told everyone I can think of about my engagement and my new life partner, I really had a moment of clarity. A moment where I realized all the heartaches of the past, romantic or not, got me exactly to this point. It was my life plan and at that moment I made friends with CHANGE.

I no longer get scared diving into the unknown, or taking risks or accepting change. That is why, when I embarked on this new phase in my life with my fiancé Bryan, I decided to make some changes myself. I re-evaluated who and what is really, truly important in my life and I even made a change to my outward appearance.

For a big part of my life, I’ve always had very long dark hair and the new changes in my life inspired me to cut my hair. Shed the old me and let the new me start fresh. Everyone thought I was crazy and tried to change my mind but I knew the decision was right for me. It would help get my hair healthy by cutting off all that dead weight and it allowed me to really focus on getting it healthy from root to tip. That’s why it was so important for me to find the right shampoo and conditioner to really make my decision count. I decided to go back to a brand I knew and loved when I was younger! Herbal Essences bio renew, nourish shampoo and conditioner was my new go-to hair care. It was easy to find in stores and it’s a brand I love and trust. Plus the Passion Flower and Rice Milk scent is divine! I actually love letting my hair air dry after I use them because the scent stays around all day!

Now you might be reading this and think I’m putting too much weight on a superficial act of cutting my hair but changing the way you look when you are changing your life can be so freeing! And changing the way you take care of yourself or your hair, for example, can be a little change that is a step in a new direction.

You might not want to make such a drastic change like me but you can always take baby steps. So next time your in the shampoo aisle, make sure to smell the Herbal Essence Passion Flower & Rice Milk sent and you’ll understand why I switched 😉

 

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