The devil we know is better than the angel we don't....
I did a thing!!!
Lessons show up in such a wild way - don’t they?!
Nooooobody knew about what was going on with my hair - I tried to cover up my insecurity around it - putting it up in ponytails to attempt to cover the massive holes. Since the new year CLUMPS of hair would come out as I would pull my fingers through it. Each time, every single day it was SO upsetting. I used to have such beautiful thick hair that I adored.
And it came out by the handfuls. One too many bad bleach jobs, stress, who knows. I don’t play the blame game I just knew it was upsetting.
I came to Montana and was blessed to meet Chelsea Kraft (An ANGEL for reallll) who saw it and immediately said, “I can fix this!!” She told me we needed to cut it and she knew the perfect cut to do. She was so confident in the approach I never second guessed cutting my hair short for the first time everrrrr!
I experienced a brief moment of panic as she was cutting it - I kept reminding myself to breathe through it - the first cut was done, I was committed now.
The unknown can be scary. Who am I without long hair? I have known long hair. I have now lived with nearly 9 months of damaged hair.
I refer to the phrase often in my coaching, "the devil we know can be better than the angel we don't."
New can be scary.
Change (especially drastic change) can be scary.
We can KNOW something is not serving us but there is a comfort in familiar. EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT SERVING US.
We could have an "angel" right in front of us... a new beginning, a fresh start, something to expand us and elevate us. An opportunity to step into our power, to GROW.
But we don't know that angel. We don't know what is on the other side of that newness.
What comes along with that angel?
Is it safe?
Is it scary?
Is there pain over there?
I could have kept the damaged hair, losing it little by little.
Or I could cut it and LET IT GROW.
Sometimes we need to cut off damaged pieces - TRUST - and step into the new.
It works for all aspects of our life.
Attachment to anything can bring extreme pain. Attachment to damage is even heavier.
When I was booking the appointment - as if it were a friend from forever - she reminded me,
“Liz you have a brand new life now, it’s time to upgrade your look too!”
And so it is 🙏❤️
Have you been carrying something that has held you back from growing?
What is something you can release in order to create space for new?