I ALWAYS wanted to be a redhead. I completely idolized Anne of Green Gables. And I think I fantasized about wandering out on the moor in Ireland, freckles catching the light and hair blazing in the sun.
When my hair went gray ridiculously early and I decided to dye it, I slowly started to ask the stylist to “add more warmth” – AKA, please make it redder without actually taking the leap and making it REALLY RED.
After a few years of baby steps, one day I decided to take bold action. I bought a bottle of Garnier’s Medium Golden Brown Mahogany and 45 minutes later I was a REAL REDHEAD. This was no halfway – I had finally taken the leap that I knew was inside of me for years.
And it was PERFECT.
More than perfect. It was authentic. Like what I saw on the outside was finally aligned with who I was on the inside.
I felt like more of myself than I ever did as a brunette.
Sometimes taking incremental steps in the answer.
But sometimes you need to leap into the person you really are.
To finally listen to your true inner voice that has been whispering at you for years.
To make the decision and just GO FOR IT.
What leap do you need to take?
Heather Whelpley is a coach and speaker that works with women to master doubt and imposter syndrome and own their brilliance. Learn more about her coaching services here.