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Change Is Good

Image:Change Is Good
Today I am sharing my desire to cut and color my hair.
 Change Is Good! But why is change so scary? Why is it easier to do the same thing, eat the same food, or wear the same outfit day in and day out? Those are the questions I ask myself every day. Why am I so afraid of making new changes. Over the last few weeks, I've had an aha moment in my life. It required addressing my fears and dealing with the small things in life. For example, why did it take me six months to realize I wanted to change my hair color and style? Or try on a new dress that was entirely out of my comfort zone?

Image: Sharing new outfit and hairstyle by Tangie Bell
I know this may sound dramatic, but I discovered something about myself. I spend too long pondering over things that make no sense at all. As a hairstylist, it is my job to transform women by creating a new hairstyle that fits them and their personalities. Every woman that goes to a salon wants a new and refreshed look. It doesn't mean they are unhappy with themselves, it is only a way to match the outer beauty with inner beauty.  Sometimes a new color or hair lengths are just what a woman needs to feel refreshed on the outside.

Image: Woman Showing Off Her New Ankara Skirt By Tangie Bell

I spent about six weeks looking in magazines and hairstyles online. Yes, it took that long only to discover I wanted to change my hair color to black, and add a few extensions so I could rock a bob. One morning I woke up and went to the beauty supply store and bought the best black color I could find. In approximately two hours, I went from being blonde to jet black. 

I was literally petrified, and my family knew it. But it was too late, and I knew there was no going back, and I was cool with that. 
It has taken about two weeks for me to reveal my hair online, and here's the real reason. When I went from such a light color to a darker tone. It was a drastic change in my look. 

It appeared to look harsh on me at first, but I knew it would settle down over time. 
And I was determined to stick it out. So, here I am with a new look that I am glad about. 

Needless to say, my husband loves it, along with the kids. I went to church, and so many people liked it without me asking. I received dozens of compliments from my colleagues and clients.

I've also wanted to try a new style of clothing, nothing major, just adding a little color. Lately, I have been eyeing this Ankara skirt for a while on Amazon. I took the plunge and ordered me one in xl. I went for the brightest color I could find.

In five days, I got it in the mail, and I adored it so much. So, I paired it with a denim shirt and a pair of earrings from Target. Although the skirt is loud in print, the top gives it a tone down, look, and feel.

In Conclusion
I discovered making a change in life is a good thing. The moral of the story was about me doing something I wanted to do. When I spent weeks pondering over the simplest thing in life, it gave me anxiety and panic attacks for no reason.
The lesson in this whole post is not about my hair or buying a new outfit. But instead, it was about me making the necessary changes in life that will bring me peace, joy, and happiness. The moment I stop thinking so hard about what other people think of me. I was able to make the changes I wanted.

I've been very open about my struggle with adult anxiety on this platform. What may seem natural for one person can be extremely hard for another, and that is Ok? 
At the end of the day life is short and making new changes in life is always good.

Do You Like My New Look?

What changes will you make this year, big or small?

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xoxo Tangie

Outfit Deets:
Denim Shirt-Target
Ankara Skirt- Amazon
Earrings By A New Day-Target

My New Attitude Towards Life- GOD


  1. I went to Baton Rouge and got my nose pierced. I pondered over it for years because Im 42 years old wife and mom of two. I stopped thinking and started doing.

    1. Live life and ponder no more. Amen I did also stop thinking and start doing. Now that is the truth.


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