I've recently arrived at a life-altering decision.
I will not be coloring my hair.
The grays started appearing years ago, but easily pluckable. Recently, I've been unable to keep up. It's not yet presbyopia, which I'm beginning to sense is around the corner, and it's not exactly lack of time (though my poorly groomed eyebrows may tell you differently). And it's not just because I'm cheap. I am, but that's not why I won't color (there's a plan there, I'll get to that in a minute).
Part of it is laziness. Coloring takes a lot of upkeep, with the roots and all, and I'm just not that into my hair.
Part of it is attempting to embrace myself as I age, of choosing to be happy with what I've got.
Part of it is noticing how beautiful women who don't color their hair look, when it is a silvery salt and pepper.
Part of it is looking at all of those women with horrible dye jobs.
And, like I said, I'm cheap. But not completely without vanity. So, I've decided, that $160 that I could be spending every six weeks to keep my hair colored will be my designated shoe fund.
Do you think Mr. Smak will go for it?