“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” Brene Brown
Hair In A Bun Day Friday is a day when every female laborer, professional, CEO, millionaire or billionaire can tie up her hair in a loosely fitted bun – held together with only a pencil – so that she may finish the work week with whatever energy she has left.
While I was working a full time job and attending graduate school at night, I had a friend by the name of Adriane who was doing the same. Even though she had a crazy schedule, she always came to work fresh and crisp first thing in the morning. By Friday, it was a different story. Instead of her usual platforms and cute purses, she’d come with a pair of jeans, tennis shoes, polo shirt, no make-up and her hair tied up in a loosely fitted bun. It was as if all her energy for the week had been spent and all she could manage was to roll out of bed, put on some clothes and rush to work.
Every Friday I feel like Adriane. As a teacher, I spend the week giving, asking and taking – sometimes it’s all too much. When the work week is over, I get in my car, undo my faux bun and drive away. As I’m driving, I have one hand on the steering wheel, while the other holds up my imaginary long hair that allows the cool breeze to sweep my neck. This very simple act helps me to process the week’s stress filled events.
Here’s a selfie I sent to my sister Angelina; she responded by saying, “take a moment.”
…and I did.
Love and peace to all my hair in a bun sisters.
We want to hear from all of our sisters! We all want to stay positive and be supportive, but let’s face it, sometimes we need to vent. Tell us what contributed to your hair being in a bun this Friday?