In a number of indigenous cultures, it's said that our memories are stored in the cellular memory of our hair. Our traumas, as well as our potential for power is stored there. This is why men and women undergoing initiation oftentimes shave their heads, to symbolize the transformation that is happening within as they let go of the old and make room for the new.
I'm finding more and more through personal experiences that there is nothing wrong with sitting at that crossroad for a moment instead of flying down the first road that someone says leads to a better future, happiness, or success. Rather, take that moment of stillness to listen to your instincts, you heart, and your body.