Seems like my teenage years were the common period of - Rebellion. But this thing about turning a half-century has become something I wasn’t even expecting out of myself. For me - some would say it’s beginning to move way beyond my years of teenage rebellion - more like - a Revolt! And I’m not sure - but I think it was AARP’s punctuality with getting all their crap to me SIX WEEKS before I even dealt with the official date. That just set me off.
I’m not ready for any rocking chair. I still feel like I’m only 30 years old - on the inside. Too bad so many under the age of 40 have trouble even considering that could be possible. But - that’s just fine! All I can say is this. Baby - your day is coming! ;)~
Rather than look at life on the downside of things - I’ve chosen to take advantage of my own realities and make the best of them. The choices I make today have me doing better than all you girly girls that are still capable of bearing children. Check this out.
I never went through depression over having to have a hysterectomy. Instead - I was absolutely thrilled over thoughts about how much I was going to enjoy saving money every month - and feeling no more cramps all the way down to my knees!
I decided to shoot for a huge goal to celebrate my 50th Birthday this year. I quit smoking. Do you have any idea how much money I’m saving by doing that, as well? A carton has reached $50.00 here! And we were going through a carton each week - at the least!
Well - the thrill of saving money by becoming an old nag is beginning to grow into a new habit for me. It was costing me $100.00 each time I went in to ‘have my roots dealt with’ when my hair was only shoulder length. My last posted photo shows how long it has become since then.
I started doing some research on the Internet. Sure enough - I found quite a few articles that turned out to be quite interesting! Seems there’s a new trend coming for women with gray hair showing up. They have decided to embrace with grace - and save some damn money!!!! I would imagine the current economic situation in this country is nothing but a wonderful boost of support in such a decision for many - many others! By the way - women are not the only ones doing this!! And with all that support I found on the Internet -
The best part is -
I actually look like a member of the family now! I look just like Dwayne and Zucker!
This was a HUGE jump off of a cliff for me. And I don't think I could have gotten through it without the help of Susan Garner - Stylist at Headlines Salon in Loudon, Tennessee! Slowly - but surely - I'm going back to my old wishes for wanting to age with grace.