PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JUDY CHUN AND EDITED BY: YOURS TRULY
Today, I want to share something meaningful that I have recently adopted – CHANGE. I find that people often, including myself, see change in a bad light. Speaking for myself, it took me a couple of years to truly understand that its not all that bad. I cannot confidently say I have adopted and can accept any kinds of change; but I had to start somewhere.
Starting to embrace change begins with trying new things that are out of your comfort zone.
We all love this little zone because its so comforting, we don’t want to leave it. I’ve decided to change my image in the past year and try something unexpected: cut my hair short, color my hair grey, and wear a turtleneck style outfit. These might not sound like much, but they are out of my comfort zone.
For many girls, hair actually means everything to them; it defines who they are. I certainly won’t disagree with his. About 2 years ago, I suddenly had a spontaneous urge to chop my hair off. I did it in phases, a few inches at a time just to test the waters. Surprisingly, I instantly fell in love with it – so did everyone else around me. This change actually wasn’t half as bad as I thought it’d be. I felt my visual was really dull and boring with long hair since I did not really know how to style it nicely. Short hair really saved me! It made me look sophisticated and all I had to do was blow dry it everyday. So simple!
As for the hair color, it took about 6-9 months to decide to change the hair color. Grey hair has been a hair fad and trend in the last year or so. I’ve had a light warm brown tone for a while; given the cold weather is approaching, I wanted a cooler tone. I don’t know about you but I secretly love chicks with grey hair…but was uncertain if it suited me. I’m so glad I did it cause now I’m addicted!!! I’ve got mixed reviews as several few indicated that its not very “Tracy” and not suited for my personality – but you know that is the fun part of styling and fashion – being able dress as someone else and playing around with it. I think it is something like acting where you get to interpret and experience different types of people. All in all, as long as I love it and I would have regretted it if I had no done it.
LEAVING THE COMFORT ZONE
There really wasn’t much crazy change to my fashion wardrobe… the same neutral tones. But, I chose a dress style that I would not usually wear – a turtleneck. I personally don’t like turtlenecks, not because its uncomfortable or chokes me, but because I think it shortens my neck. But now that I tried this dress on, it is actually not that bad… Maybe because I have short hair now?