The photo has nothing to do with the post because I handed my post it note to Kai and asked him to take the photo for me really quick. His interpretation cracks me up!

I’ve always been fascinated and uncomfortable by people who are more expressive with their appearance. Tattoos, piercings, wildly colored hair. I think because there are a lot of stereotypes associated with those things and to be honest there weren’t many examples of that in my social sphere growing up. As I’ve been out on my own and been around more people I’ve found that most people are just like me. Regardless of what they look like, they are kind and generous and just want to live their life.

So it’s funny to me that I’ve always wanted to do something a little different and I still haven’t worked up the courage. I’m still just a little bit afraid of other people being uncomfortable with it. So I’m easing into it and we’ll see how it goes. I may decide to forgo easing and just jump. I’m not sure. Come back tomorrow to find out!

I’m thankful for letting go of the burden of worrying about fitting someone else’s arbitrary expectations of me. I’m thankful that, although it took me a while to realize it, changing my hair color isn’t going to change who I am. And I’m thankful that most people will remember that.