After you've blogged like I have for three years, you find yourself repeating some of the same topics. Check out my post on SELF IMAGE I made last November. It's pretty good. Seems I'm always trying to reinvent myself or come up with something good. "Improve myself" is the name of the game or endeavor. As my gray roots begin showing again, it's time to hit the bottle-not alcohol but hair coloring. For a long time I've been using semi-permanent color on my hair but it always washed out in a few weeks whether or not I did it myself at home or had it done in the beauty parlor. Then one day I thought maybe I'm ready for permanent color since my gray is so resistant. Duh!
So I checked with my beautician and she said it wasn't any harsher on your hair than the semi-permanent color, and it did last longer. Today I made the leap doing it myself. As my hair was reaching the white stage which meant all my blond color was washed out, I took out my new hair color box with a slightly darker blonde called medium and did it. It should have said brunette which is what I am now. But hey I like to be creative and it will wash out or will it? Actually my hubby sat across from me at lunch and never noticed the difference, and I can always wear a hat for a week or so. LOL!
Then I got to thinking about my self image. We women worry about it a lot-go on diets, shop for new clothes, exercise, color-perm, cut and style our hair incessantly. It certainly takes up a lot of our time and money, but that's only the visual part. Then there is our internal or eternal self image-the sort of person we are becoming because of our behavior, actions and thoughts. What a lot of work it is to become all you can be and focus on the important things and not get lost in thick of thin things. Actually now that I'm looking at these photos and not in the mirror, I think I like being a brunette! I spent most of my life that color. Here I am below.