Last night was great. Last night was full of smiles and laughs. Last night was another wish of mine that has come true. Last night was another Alopecia meeting.
I have always dreamed since I was little, that I could laugh about my condition. Not to make fun, just to have a laugh. To sit in the presence of others with my condition, and bond over something as simple and awesome as a laugh. I have dreamed that I could help change the way people view and treat Alopecia. My dream is slowly coming true with every get together, as I sit back and watch women (strangers minutes before) laugh and share courageous stories about themselves. I love to hear other women’s stories, and I appreciate that everyone needs each other as much as I need them. I am humbled to know that I have brought them all together.
Last night we welcomed two new ladies into our group, and they were instant friends. After everyone left and I was on my way home, I thought “Wow, all of these ladies are each awesome and so unique.” Every one of us brings something different to the group, yet we are all the same in each other’s presence. It’s awesome to be a part of this great group. I feel as though I can take down some of the barriers I have in myself, and just ‘BE’. I can relax and not have to worry if the person sitting beside me notices that i’m wearing a wig. I can open up about things bothering me, that only a few people could understand…..my Alopecia friends.
I cannot wait for future get together’s, and to meet many new women. It’s all so exciting!