As someone who is employed in the hair/beauty space, I have a product junkie hoarding habits that, in my opinion, are possibly unhealthy to my budget and bathroom space. I also consider myself pretty adventurous and willing to step outside of my comfort zone often, when it comes to my personal style, hair, and beauty.
Ever since I can remember, I have been a creature of habit mixed with a daredevil who sees no limit and apparently enjoys shrugging and shaking her finger at her own reflection. Has that stopped me from making that unnecessary purchase? Nope. Not at all.
I have always told myself to be open to trying most things at least once in life before completely dismissing them, whether it be hair products, makeup brands, or even online boutiques. And I have no qualms (in the moment) about my decision, even if they charged me twice for shipping, or my product came half broken, or if that styler left my hair in a condition that could be considered heinous. I even moved across the country by myself on what you can safely say was a whim. Extremely impulsive and of the moment, I am. But again, no regrets. Why, you ask?
There is a rather enticing factor of mystery, adventure, and bravery that comes with trying new things, from your beauty products, to the college you chose to attend, to the new dress you bought that is unlike anything in your wardrobe. Here are some quote inspiration that backs up what I’m trying to scribble in my own words:
“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” Henry Ward Beecher
“Come out with your unique signal and don’t always be compelled to go the common way. That is called innovation.” Israelmore Ayivor
“A wise man travels to discover himself.” James Russell Lowell
We all can take what is necessary from these quotes because we are all human seeking the best possible worldly experience we can. There are no mistakes in our steps. But there is also no reward in avoiding risks. Don’t be afraid to take chances and invest in something you may not like. Understand that is part of the process, and look at it with a glass half-full mentality: “I may end up actually loving this new hair product” or “Everyone might agree with me once they see me and love this dress, too!” And if they don’t, who cares? Your self-journey is all that should matter in that exact, absolute moment.