Tuesday, 22 May 2012
I have my down days too...
I always try my best to be a positive role model for anyone coping with Alopecia. Helping others with my Alopecia Beauty Tips website has been the driving force behind my own acceptance. The response I get from so many people on a daily bases really motivates me to continue creating positive awareness, but it also helps me when I experience any negative feelings about my own Alopecia.
For the majority of the time I am very accepting of my Alopecia, but sometimes I can go a bit quiet on my blog, Facebook or tweets… this is mainly due to being a busy working mummy, but recently this has also been to do with experiencing a few negative feelings. I feel that I need to stay positive for everyone else, but to be positive when I am feeling down myself is hard. I have recently come to the conclusion that many of you would love to hear that I too have my down days.
I am a very positive and sunny person. So when I am a bit down my Husband, Family and Friends naturally worry. I don't like to worry people so sometimes I keep my feelings to myself. But this is no good as keeping feelings bottled up inside over a period of time makes everything worse.
The most important things in my life are my Family, Friends and my Hair! I don't like to admit that but it is true. It just feels so vain but it is important to me. When my wig is looking its best I am at my most confident, but when my wig is not right I feel everything else suffers.
I took a trip down memory lane and was looking back on the most positive points of my life so far and the wig I was wearing at the time... I realised that my wigs were not always the best and had their issues, but I was happy and didn't care.
So I have come to realise it is not always my hair that is getting me down, but my Alopecia is first on my list to blame. I think from now on when I get down about my wig or my Alopecia I am going to try and take a step back and ask myself is my Alopecia really to blame here?
I am sure anyone with a body image insecurity can relate to this. I am not able to change how I feel but I know it is only natural to have these feelings. The supportive e-mails that I get from all my followers has been so amazing over the past 5 years and I am sure I would have a lot more down days without you all by my side.
Please visit my website www.alopeciabeautytips.com where you can see how my story has been in the Daily Mail, GMTV with Lorraine Kelly, Marie Claire and how i have worked with the little princess trust charity and Trevor Sorbies Charity 'My New Hair'