100 Word Challenge: Beauty

This week I got a new haircut. I’m trying to be my true self and embrace the grey. (That’s not grey hair, that’s glitter!)

For a while, I went fiery. I had always wanted to be a redhead. I liked it, but one thing about dark hair, dark red hair, is that grey roots are very obvious. It was a lot of expensive upkeep.

So, I went to the other extreme and went blonde… really blonde, like trying-to-match-the-pale-hair-that-was-my-50-something-hair blonde.

Again, very high maintenance – so much time and money to make it look “natural.”

Then I decided to just give up and stop all artificial means of changing my hair color. My hair was also showing the effects of so much chemical adjustment… it wasn’t a good look. It only gave credence to my Crazy Cat Lady persona.

That was about six months ago, just enough time to grow out a weird mane of mismatched hair – darkish-grey on top, frazzled blonde on the bottom – a really ugly, mutant mullet.

That was until Monday and I had the offending hair chopped off.

My stylist cut off about eight inches of damage. I went from hair that fell below my shoulders to a new ‘do that barely reaches my chin – short bob, no bangs.

And, I love it. I also love that my remaining hair is all my natural shade, grey and all.

Don’t get too excited there won’t be any before/after shots. I’m sticking to my story about being in WITSEC and can’t be photographed. Just believe me when I say my hair looks 100% better.

It did wonders for lifting my spirit, my head even feels lighter.

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “beauty” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

8 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Beauty

    1. Such a lovely, fervent wish. I wish all those things for you too. (Still can’t seem to leave comments on your pages.)


  1. I wonder if my skin color determines how you see me
    Never allowing me the opportunity to present my own natural Beauty
    Tell me my how my heritage will always define my Ethnicity
    From your perception and outlook of Equality
    And as night turns to dark I will rise with the Sun
    Explaining the creativity of my Complexity
    Tell me why my existence doesn’t matter in the land of the Free
    I’ll submit to your will until I’m able to imitate the Truth
    You don’t know Me
    The Beauty of my Complexion can be defined in more shades than One

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