The countdown is over. Today’s my day! Year 48 is finally here! Do I feel any differently? Umm.. no. However, I am alive and blessed, which is something I don’t take lightly. Forever Grateful
This week I decided to do something different. Something fun and unexpected. You see, about a week ago, I found a long stand of gray hair along my front hairline. By its length, it had probably been there forever but was hiding. Funny how grays love to play peekaboo– here one minute and gone the next. Don’t get me wrong, I have about two or three strands but on that particular day, this one stood out. As I said, they love playing peekaboo. Like magic, a few hours later I could not find it. Crazy, right?!
Well, for years I have wanted to dye my hair, but since I did not have any gray, I wanted to keep my original color as long as I could. Then, on Father’s Day, something changed. It hit me that once again I was waiting for the right moment to make a move. Like, what was I waiting for? What if I had to wait another ten years? The next thing I knew, I was at the store buying a cheap box of color and now I’m blonde, or blondish. It’s more of a honey blonde. Oh! And I also allowed my daughter to dress me for my little birthday photo shoot. Y’all, she is now buying me clothes and dressing me like I’m her daughter. Hehehe. Gotta love life.
Here’s a collage of a few of the pictures. I look so different without my glasses.
So, over the past few days, I have been thinking about birthday themes. Last year’s was “Authentically ME” and the year before, “46 and FREE.” This year I’m finally feeling my freedom and embracing me– all of me. So, I believe this year’s theme will be “Embracing Freedom.” Yes… definitely seems fitting for where I am at this stage in life. Listen, it’s one thing to know you are free and another to embrace it. It’s time I embraced it.
Y’all, I’m thinking about logging off for a few days. Want to enjoy every moment of this year’s celebration. So I will see y’all on Sunday.