I've had people tell me they can't understand why I am doing this. Even when I explain how much money I have saved and what I have been able to do with that money (a new camera body for starters!), they still do not understand.
"I can't grow old gracefully, like YOU."
"I don't like it."
"You look too old like this."
"Wow, you're brave."
I can handle the odd comments and critiques more than hearing that I am brave for letting my hair be its natural color. I think we all need to take a step back and ponder bravery. I am tired of hearing someone is brave for being who they are. I see bravery as running into a burning building to save someone, or being on the front line of war to defend your country. Those acts are brave. Allowing yourself to simply be YOU is not necessarily brave.
Think about it. Since when is hair color tied with bravery? Wake up, America, and figure out that physical appearance isn't an act of valor.
Until next time,