Adorned with Silver

finding the courage to go gray

The New Me

 

All grown out

 

Well, here we are at the end of the journey.   This picture was taken December 12, 2010, almost exactly two years after I cut it all off.  I may let it grow.  I may get it cut.  Now it’s just normal hair.  Looking back, the painful periods were when I was letting the roots grow and the first cut, which was so short I remember feeling colder (it was winter time).  After that there were periods of awkwardness related to letting your hair grow which happen regardless of the color.  Those don’t count!

For anyone else considering this, I want to offer encouragement.  I have felt freed from trying to convince the world that I’m younger or more beautiful than I really am.  I have received many more compliments on my gray hair than I had received in the recent past with my fake dark brown hair with red and gold highlights, which has actually been a very pleasant surprise.

January 24, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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