Bitmoji’s actually. Not the little smiley face emoji’s but the ones where you can create a cartoon version of yourself. These types of emoji’s revealed something to me that I hadn’t recognized….I was stuck in the past!
It all started when I tried to make a Bitmoji of myself. None of them seemed to look like me at all and I couldn’t figure out why. It was puzzling and more frustrating than I would like to admit!
And then it dawned on me. It was the hair! No matter which app I tried, none of them had anything that resembled my haircut. So I started to study the hair styles on the apps and realized the cold, hard, truth. I was outdated! Not quite stuck in the 1980’s but definitely not current. My youngest daughter had been trying to tell me for years. And she wasn’t subtle either. But I couldn’t see it.
Until Bitmoji enlightened me.
I realized that most of the emoj’s had the hair parted on the side….so I started to look at people on the street and people on tv. I discovered that nearly everyone with a part, had it on the side! Where had I been?
See, it wasn’t really about staying up with fashion….one look in my closet will tell you that! But it was more about NOT making myself look older than I already was, by dating myself with a haircut from a previous decade…or two.
So, I did it. I cut my hair, colored it and now I have a Bitmoji who looks more like me….in a cartoon, squint your eyes, and use your imagination kind of way. Of course, there’s more to the story than my just being enlightened by the app on my phone. Twelve months of change and discovery is what truly got me to the place of letting go of the old and trying something new. But that’s a story for another day.