A beautiful 30-odd year relationship with the same hairdresser! 6 weekly check-ins. It felt good! The scissors cutting back those layers. A snip here and there until it revealed the perfect cut. I loved my time here, sitting back, coffee in hand, chatting graciously.
Then comes the color. When will I be brave enough to be “oh
Walking my Camino all those questions and thoughts vanished. I didn’t really care much anymore. I just wanted to be the real me. Still cautious though.
I spent lots of money over the years keeping myself prettied up with my hair. In Spain, my hair grew quickly. It was soon time for that snip-snip again.
Not being fluent in Spanish I did my best to find that right place for my prettying up time. Leon, I wandered into a hairdresser with my phone in hand with the words to express my desire on the google translator “can I book an appointment for a haircut?”.
Sit down she said almost as soon as I got in the door with pigeon English and a few hand movements. She didn’t glance at my google translator.
Gosh, what was I getting myself in for? I held my breath and waited my turn. I didn’t have long to wait.
With scissors and razor in hand, she did her thing. A snip, a cut, and boom a new hairdo! I liked it. One side was shorter than the other. It looked good. I felt good. I slowly let out my breath.
Slowly over the next few months, I had many more snips and cuts along my way.
Until one day there was no more two-toned hair.
I am now a fully fledged Grey Nomad or Silver Crew member, depending on what is happening in my day!
I remember talking about the pros and cons of going grey with my daughter a few years ago. She said, “Mum you’ll look old if you do that”.
Well, do I feel old? Not really. I feel like just being me. Do I look old? Perhaps, yet that is the reality of the stages of human life and to accept each stage as we journey. I guess it is all a choice too when and where is the right time for each of us. A decision we make as individuals. What feels right for me, may not be right for you.
Wherever you are in your journey have fun, enjoy and spread your wings.