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Today, I Got My Confidence Back

I ran across a facebook post written by a girl I knew from high school. She’s going to beauty school and learning how to do hair, and she needed to build up her professional portfolio.

We were going to dye my hair purple, but because this whole thing with forensics happened, I figured that going in to take an exam with purple hair wouldn’t make a good first impression, so we decided to go black. I’ve been blonde, I’ve been red, but my hair has never been black so I figured why not. She also did my makeup.


Natural, but not natural. I was so happy I got to help her build her portfolio, but to me it was so much more than that. I can’t post any pictures yet, because I’m doing a reveal because I look kinda different, kinda the same but kind of different.

I used to drink because I had no confidence (there were many reasons why I drank, this was just one of them) and it was the one thing alcohol gave me.

Just by talking to her, interacting with her, and catching up (I haven’t seen her in 5 years) felt really great.

But the best thing about today was she helped me obtain that confidence I never had. That confidence that I obtained while drinking. I didn’t have to impair myself to feel good about myself.

In high school, I thought she was kind of mean. I thought she didn’t like me. I pre-judged her before I even got to know her and I feel TERRIBLE about that. Turns out, we have a lot more in common than I ever thought.

She is so sweet and I’m happy I came across her facebook when she asked if people needed their hair done and I’m so happy I reached out. Today was a really significant day because I truly do love myself. For the first time in years, I really do love myself. It wouldn’t of happened without her.

I get that you can choose to be confident, but sometimes, people can walk in and give you that boost you need. She was that person.

If you are in the metro Detroit area, and need your hair done. Shoot me an email. You can find it in the contact information and I can direct you to her. Pictures will be posted at some point tomorrow.

Photo by Ryan Moreno on Unsplash