I have had a love/hate relationship with my forehead for many years. In my younger days, I grew out my bangs and kept them parted -- photos will never be shared -- which exposed the rather large area of my face as well as a a birthmark that would come into question many times throughout my school years. It's very subtle, but in the right light it looks like a bruise, and you can only guess where teachers would think it came from.
After being made fun of for many years for having a large forehead, I decided to have my hairdresser cut me some bangs. They started off rather thin as a trial, and slowly became thicker over the years as my hairstyles changed. Sometimes they were choppy and short, and other times they were long and straight across or cut in an upside-down "U" shape. Any way you look at them, they were meant to cover my embarrassment.
There were still times when I would expose my forehead -- like the days when I was too lazy to wash my hair and so my bangs were gross and I pinned them back -- but, for the most part, my bangs have been a steady part of my life.
Today, I promise that I will be embarrassed no more! I will show my confidence and expose my forehead more often. In fact, I already have. This past week I haven't had as much time to do my hair, and so I've been pinning my bangs back instead of waiting for them to dry and then straightening them. What a time saver this show of confidence has been.
It's been a while since I've shared my own Show Some Confidence blog post. I only have so many things that I need to be confident about, and so there's only so much that I can actually share with you. That's why I like sharing the confidence of other women too. Please contact me if you are interested in sharing some of your confidence.