Firstly I want to apologise that I’ve not posted recently, I’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster over the last few weeks and have slipped off the radar so to speak. But I’m now back and ready to share every aspect of my alopecia journey with you all.
For those of you that have been following my journey so far, will know that I was planning on going out with my hair up for the first time, just over a week ago. And, unfortunately, I was unable to do it. I had two of my incredible friends with me for support, styled my hair, covered my face in glitter and couldn’t have been more excited. But when it came to it, I just couldn’t bring myself to walk out of the door. I felt too paranoid and too self conscious. I was petrified of what strangers would say or if they would stare and point.
At first I thought that I was a failure and felt extremely low and annoyed with myself. But then my family and friends picked me up and made me realise that when the time is right I will be able to jump over that hurdle, and it is not something to be ashamed of. I have already come so far with my confidence. Even starting this blog and announcing publicly that I suffer with alopecia was a huge step and am so proud of myself.
‘Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success!’ – and I truly believe that.
So, for now, until I have the confidence and feel that I can brave going out in public, I am going to continue sharing my journey with you all. Sharing my happy times, my sad times, my accomplishments, and also my failures.
As this is me. The real me. This, is Life on a Strand.