Have you ever wondered how long it takes to grow back an entire head of hair?
From the moment I heard that I needed to do chemotherapy I had that thought. Over and over. I would google “chemo hair growth” and try to visually plan out when my hair would be at a certain length in the future. I took biotin supplements and used products that were meant to support hair growth.
And it did come back! But it was a slow process, much like my healing and recovering from cancer treatment.
Embracing each new phase of growth helped. I was grateful for any little bit of length. I could look back and see my progress and that was encouraging.
I hope that’s a life lesson I keep. I hope I don’t try to rush through, forgetting to look back and have gratitude for all my growth.
Nothing takes more courage than putting yourself back together again.”The Better Man Project
My hair has become physical evidence of my growth.
It makes me think that no matter what kind of hopelessness and darkness I might face, time marches on. It cannot be stopped. It must continue.
I hope that when a new challenge comes I can remember that it will not stay forever. While I trudge through it with hard and heavy steps, making my way with a strong and steady heart…
I hope I remember that there is always light ahead.