1. Letting my hair go curly. Since I’ve discovered Revlon All in One Dry Shampoo, I’ve changed the way I’ve styled my hair. Not washing it every day has meant not blow drying it every day, which in turn has meant it never stays straight. Rather than fight this with even more use of the ghd’s, I’m actually enjoying the wavier look. Which, after a decade of straightening my hair almost every day, is pleasantly surprising. Yay for not hating my hair.
2. I have given into my urge to wear ridiculous leggings. I’m still not 100% sure how to style them outside of the gym (send me your ideas please!) and still paranoid about camel toe (yay for Primark’s long t-shirts), but I’m having too much fun to stop.
3. Staying up late. I used to be paranoid about getting less than eight hours sleep a night. But I had a couple of accidental late nights paired with early mornings, and discovered that nothing bad happened. In fact, my energy levels on 5 or 6 hours sleep aren’t much different to my energy levels when I get 8 or 9 or 10. It’s pretty liberating, and it means I’ve been saying yes to more evening social invitations.
4. I’ve been making a conscious effort to not apologise or get defensive when talking to someone about how I feel. It’s really hard. I think women in particular are socialised into starting sentences with “I’m really sorry but…” or “I just think…”. At the moment this means that Grit is helping me compose a lot of my text messages, because I cannot be trusted not to add in a “sorry” or “this is probably my fault” at the end of anything important.