Why do we fear change so much?

This is a little bit of a Throwback Thursday post to when I finally decided to chop off my mop (security blanket) last fall.
If you creeped through my Pinterest you would see that I've pinned short hair cuts starting YEARS AGO.

So why did it take me so long to actually do this? I guess I was scared of not being "pretty" and being judged on my appearance by others. It took me a long time to be able to grow some balls and stop caring what others think, BUT I got here!! 

I think I was mostly scared because it wasn't "normal" for a woman to have short hair. I remember as a child, my parents and grandparents always wanting me to have long hair and that it was so "curly and beautiful" that I completely internalized it to be a "fact".

Making a big change to your appearance, like going from long hair to short always opens up invitations to critique our appearance and makes us vulnerable towards negativity. Of course there's always someone who says "well you look better with long hair" ... like it really matters. The only thing that matters is if YOU ARE HAPPY!!

There's will always be someone who doesn't like what you do, but for that ONE, there will be a dozen more who do! Whatever it is that you love about yourself that goes against the norm, embrace it! No matter if it’s your lip ring, your freckles, your purple hair, or whatever it is that makes you feel like you when you look in the mirror: don’t ever bet against it.

We often get so scared in our lives to make BIG CHANGES because of the thought of what others may think or say. We let these individuals and our ideas shape who we are instead of allowing ourselves to be our genuine self.
Just be YOU. Authentically you. It's so freeing when you don't spend your time worrying about what others think.