Growing out the Gray and the Pixie

This was me.
Just middle-aged, having a good time with my long blonde hair.
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One thing, as an adopted person, you have no idea what you will look like as you age. No gauge to go by…I look like Auntie or I have grandma’s eyes and gray hair. Gray hair came about slow. It didn’t bother me, I was rather fascinated by it. I have a tiny bit throughout, heaviest at the temples. I tried for the first year to color and blend, but it always grows back and I am not one to visit the salon every six weeks. No thank you. So this happened.
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I spent 2014 growing and cutting, growing and cutting. December 2014, I wanted ALL color out….So this happened.
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I LOVED it…I finally felt so free. So myself. So unchained to my hair for the first time in my life. Break off the shackles of my hair defining how attractive I was (did I mention I ride a Harley & hair is everything?) No my husband wasn’t thrilled but he was supportive. It took me awhile to get good products and learn how to style it.
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Fast forward to Spring 2015. I had to wear hoodies all winter because my neck and ears were cold. I got bored. I didn’t want the maintenance. What would it feel like to grow my hair out some and have my OWN hair color for the first time since 1982. Me: Month 5 of growth:
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About thefortyexpress

I do not fear getting older, HOWEVER, I am shocked when I see photos of my 40something year old self. I sometimes don't know what to do with all of this. How to merge the young girl I was with the old bag I am now???? What do you get? A hot mess is what you get. Maybe that is what a mid-life crisis is, trying to merge the old with the now.....
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