This picture is pretty accurate. Our fear of the unknown, our anxiety makes us freak out about A LOT of things and the truth is most of what we fear to be doesn’t come true.
I had all of these crazy scenarios about how I thought people would react or what they would say when I came out about my HL and it didn’t happen the way I envisioned.
Everyone was so kind and encouraging with their responses.
I thought that when I started to wear wigs full time at least once a day someone would ask if I was wearing one or blatantly would just call me out on it. Guess what?
That hasn’t happened the way I feared it would. And as comical as this sounds, I envisioned my wig literally flying high like a kite when the wind got strong and coming off in front of masses of people.
IF that were to happen, it could’ve happened while away on vacation when the wind was the fiercest I’ve experienced with a wig on, but it didn’t!
I’m not here to make it sound all easy (because I have been “kindly” DM’d that I am unrealistic sometimes) or like some of your fears won’t come true, but honestly the majority of what we’re afraid of will never happen.
And this I stand by because even before HL I had dealt with worry, fear and anxiety since an early age (9 years old) and I literally would play the “what-if” scenario over and over. If Hollywood got a snippet of what played over and over in my mind, I probably could’ve won an Academy Award for how movie like it all was. And guess what, 98.9% of it never happened.
And to be fair, if any of it does, because a couple of “oops” moments have happened personally to me, you react differently than you thought you would.
You learn, grow and even laugh about some of it later on.
This IS a process and although we can all relate with each other re: our HL, your journey is your own.
Take each day as it comes, take one step at a time and you are well on your way… What's one thing you feared that hasn't happened since you started wearing wigs, toppers or anything re: HL?
#strandsandsparrows - 36 minutes ago