Gray Expectations – 2By Nicki On December 2, 2012 Under Aging and Activity, Aging Gracefully, Gray Expectations
Wow, wow, wow. Since posting my initial going gray journey, it’s been fascinating to read the responses both on Facebook and my blog. Some are shocked that I would even consider this, others would like to try it, but vanity prevents it. There are also a few that have never colored their hair, ever. In fact, they don’t understand why it’s even an issue.
Some of my friends have asked, “Now Nicki, why would you cover that gorgeous, thick brunette hair (now they tell me!) with dull, stringy gray?” While others have said, “Oh Nicki, don’t do that, you don’t want to do that.” I felt like I was letting them down in some way. Perhaps there’s a woman code that I’m unknowingly breaking. I suppose it just proves what a controversial topic going gray is.
But I keep going back to – if I feel fine with it, what difference does it make how others view it? But I’m beginning to understand that I care more than I thought.
I mentioned in my last blog that age and old are not synonymous. Surely, you know someone in their 30’s that acts old, or someone in their 60’s that is energetic as well as, wait for it, wait for it……gray! I am a true believer that it is your spirit that either ages you or makes you ageless. I bet we all know someone like that, despite their age or gray hair, their spirit is young and catching.
My kids tell me to, “Go for it.” While my Aunt reacted as though I told her I was going to cut off my pinky toes to fit in to a pair of Jimmy Choo’s, “Oh you’re not really, are you? How can you do that?” Very interesting.
I see a few grays peeking through since my last color. Hmmm.
Here’s to a positive spirit that never tells your age!