Freedom to be yourself

Tomorrow, if the good Lord allows my eyes to open to see another day, I will be celebrating another birthday – – the big 41!!

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I’ve survived a lot to get here and I have much for which I’m thankful. I won’t bore you with those details for if you’ve been following for a while you already know my journey has been arduous. But on a lighter note I must admit that I’ve changed. How? Well the little dustings of silver that once sent me for the tweezers to Pluck away all evidence of aging, has now become little streaks of silver aka salt n pepper. I am now in the valley of decision as to whether I should start coloring my hair or if I should accept my new look and bravely age gracefully.

There is a librarian at our local branch whom I admire tremendously. Whenever I see her, her salt n pepper hair is always done up so nicely in one updo or another, her makeup is always impeccable but suitable and she’s always dressed fashionably appropriate for her slim-fit body. And of course, she’s always vibrant and smiling. She exudes confidence and is just a pleasure to observe — I want to be her! I want to be the woman who owns her self — is confident, is comfortable in her own skin, is vibrant, is cheerful, is 60, 70, 80 and a pleasure to be around!

So today, I’ve made myself a cake, I’ll spend a bit of time pampering my hands and feet with munchkin getting in on the action, and tomorrow back to work (unfortunately my birthday is not a national holiday… At least not yet… Up next a letter to the president on this very important matter lol) but I do resolve to accept the streaks that have come to usher me into a new era of my life and try my hand at aging gracefully. Wish me luck!

Now join in as I sing LOUDLY,
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to me.

 

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Contents written: July 3 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises


 

19 thoughts on “Freedom to be yourself”

  1. It’s funny you should mention the librarian. I also have thought about keeping my hair as it is . . . Inspired by a beautiful older women who works at our local library. She really wears it well. I don’t want to hide my age . . . I want to embrace it.

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  2. Happy Birthday! I love salt & pepper hair and I love grey hair. I have never actually coloured my hair and I’m not going to start now. Definitely letting my hair go it’s natural colour whatever that finally becomes :0) Enjoy the cake

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    1. Thanks for the birthday well wishes and for the words of encouragement too. I don’t like going to the hairdresser, I’m more of a DIY type, so having one less thing to do as my time is already so limited works well for me . Here’s to aging gracefully . Cheers!!! ^_^

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  3. Happy Birthday. You are going to love not coloring your hair. There is amazing freedom in the shift from fading outer beauty to ever-unfurling inner beauty. The realignment is self-perception isn’t invisible to the world, it’s dazzling. Congratulations.

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