I was reading a friend’s Facebook post. She had decided to let her natural hair color grow out (she’s a bottle redhead, like me). The picture above is what I imagine my natural hair color to be — it’s a chestnut brown with two silver streaks (some might call the color “gray”, I prefer silver, thank you very much) at both of my temples. I’ve been coloring my hair red pretty much all of my life. When I was in my early 20’s I was a blonde, a redhead, a brunette and once it was a beautiful magenta — almost dark purple. But why do I color it now? Because redheads have more fun? Because all the ads on TV were about “covering the gray?” Because I wanted to look younger? Dunno. Maybe all of the above. Maybe none of the above. It is what it is. And now it’s time to make a change.
I’m REEEEEALLLLY excited about this. I’ve already contacted my hairdresser (who is a magician and a hair guru) who is in this for the long run with me. I’m blessed to have creative thinking and doing folks in my life.
When I told my husband that I was going to be letting my hair grow back to its natural color, he said “what is it, I don’t remember!”HA! So I showed him one of our wedding reception pictures (12 years ago), which was the last time I had my hair in it’s natural state — and long. We are both 50 years old in this picture. It had rained during our outside wedding, so my hair is looking a teensy bit bedraggled, but basically it was chestnut brown with silver streaks at the temples.
This is the year of expansion for me. A year of letting go (not the same as giving up) and a year of bringing unprecedented changes to bear in my life. I’m stepping up, stepping out, and stepping more into my greatness. And it’s feeling good.
This may not seem like a big step to many folks (the “uncoloring” of my hair), but let me tell ya…it’s a major change for me. I’m embracing it. At the biological age of 62, my inner goddess is sighing a deep breath of release.
The saucy redhead is about to become a silver fox. And that just gives me tremendous shivers of delight.
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