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In one of my previous post I discussed my experiences with Traction Alopecia and I mentioned that I never felt comfortable going into hair salons. To this day I still feel uncomfortable with the idea of stepping into one for the simple fact that the level of ignorance is at an all time high in this era. What I mean by this is we are in an era of social media and technology and people won’t hesitate to make you the butt of their joke. I always practice the mantra of never caring what people think about you but who really wants to be humiliated about something it took them so long to get over. I envision myself fidgeting in my seat and feeling the way I felt so long ago, wondering what people are thinking and who’s putting me on Snapchat or Instagram. The last time I sat in a salon chair to get my hair done this woman stared at me for the longest with no remorse and I could read her face. She was thinking to herself what was wrong with me and why so much of my hair was gone. To be honest, there’s just some things we never recover from and although I can share my story and not give a rat’s behind about what anybody thinks, it will take me a little longer to be able to deal with some things. The hair salon is ruined for me right now, there will be times when I want to treat myself and then I think about that day and start feeling self conscious. I am not at the point in my life where I feel ready to expose myself to that again. One day I will able to walk into a salon and feel like the most confident woman in the world, but now I am still building myself up and growing. Everything takes time. We all fear something at the end of the day but we work to overcome that fear. We are all learning to love ourselves a little more each day.

When people go through something rough in life, they say, ‘I’m taking it one day at a time.’ Yes, so is everybody. Because that’s how time works. – Hannibal Buress

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Be Blessed and Stay Humble. 

Side Note: I am fundraising for my study abroad journey to Rome, Italy. For those who have been following my blog you know that I went through this same process the semester before last with no luck but God willing everything will work out this time. If you are interested in gaining more information and donating you can do so here. If not please spread the word!
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Posted by:breyanaa

Just a small girl in a big world chasing an even bigger dream. Philly girl trying to make a difference in the world. Why not start with a blog right? So enjoy while you’re here. 19 years young attending Temple University just trying to make it out and share my journey along the way. It’s rare to find females who still value themselves and possess morals and goals in this day and age but there are a few who still exist. I was given the gift to live, write, and feel free to express myself and so. . that’s what I’ll do. Welcome to my world, welcome to my life. Feel free to take a window seat and watch how it unfolds. Feedback is appreciated. I’m here to help, motivate, and share pieces of myself. God bless and best wishes. "There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn’t thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences; who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on."

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