15 June, 2012
It happens all the time. Mainly with girls. Especially after something like a break up. The feeling of the need to reinvent ones self. To change things up. Usually drastically.
It can be cutting all your hair off. Dyeing it a REALLY different colour. Getting a tattoo. Doing something crazy. Pick your poison.
Whatever it is, it seems to act as a reminder of who YOU really are. A way to make your life more about YOU. Inject some excitement into possibly difficult times. Throwing caution to the wind, realising that you answer to no one and experimenting and having fun with the power of that.
I am the poster child for reinvention. I've mentioned many times that I get bored easily. I crave excitement. It's kinda weird considering I'm resistant to change in almost every other way. But I just like to keep things fresh, new, interesting.
If I had a dollar for everytime someone has said to me 'gosh, every time I see you your hair is different!'...well I'd be well and truly paying off that salon time.
But it seems my post-break up reinvention has been slow to show itself. Unless you count all the clothes buying? Nah, that couldn't be it HAH
Perhaps running away to the other side of the world for a month? Drastic yes, but not happening for way too long. And when it's with aforementioned break upper-er then I don't know that that counts either.
Get ready. It's coming. The reinvention. Starting from next week, the stages will begin. I should be done in time for my birthday.
What do you do to reinvent yourself when you feel like a change?