Welcome to Finally Finishing. My goal here is to finish all the projects that I have started once and for all. I have so many "starts and stops" that I have lost track and missed opportunities not to mention the cash I have put out for materials. I invite you to join me in this endeavor. I need accountability. If you do too follow along and lets get things done once and for all.Feel free to tell me what you are "Finally Finishing".
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Ok, So for me, this just might be the most noteworthy blog I have written so far.
I have FINALLY FINISHED DYEING MY HAIR and for more than a few reasons.
1. I'm tired of having it done.
2. It is expensive
3. It is time consuming. (I have better things to do with this time.)
4. I think the dye is causing my hair to thin and even fall out.
(my hairdresser denies this fact....hmmmm)
5. The darker color no longer matches my skin tone.
(my hairdresser denies this fact but offers to "go lighter"
6. And at the end of the day let's face it........
I'M STILL 64 YEARS OLD
I didn't come to this decision over night. One cold day back in January of this year, soon after my 64th birthday, I was walking with my sister . I began "airing all of my hair related complaints to her while I lamenting that I feared looking old. "When she could get a word in she asked me, "Why not let the color grow out and see if you like it? You know you can always dye it back if you want to. Just like that she planted the seeds of change. After all It was in my own power to decide what I wanted to do. By the end of the month I had cancelled my standing appointment and started on the 9 month journey. I had my hair cut as short as I could stand it and wore a lot of head wraps and hats to cover the unsightly white roots that appeared. At about 9 months in it most of the color was gone.
The big surprise for me is that I LOVE IT! I have no regrets though I do admit to being a bit startled from time to time by the
looking back at me in the mirror.
Thanks to Paul McCartney and John Lennon for their timeless song "When I'm 64" released in 1967
I have to admit though that 64 years old seemed a lot older in 1967 than it does now!