This week I am going to go do something to my hair that I have wanted to do for years, but I have never done it.
I ask myself this question every time I go to get a haircut but don’t do this extra thing. “It’s no big deal,” I tell myself, “It grows out, hardly anyone will see it.” I say all these things to myself, but I still put it off.
I think I am worried about what people will say. And that makes me wonder – when did that happen – the worry I mean?
When does it happen, when we decide not to do something that we are called to do – as small as changing a hair color, to as big as a career change – because what other people might say.
When and how do we decide to actually be who we are?