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Rainbow Hair and the Miracle of No Hesitation

Rainbow colored hair is the latest rage for women of all ages. This trend is a leap of faith I cannot fathom. How do all of these people just decide to go to a salon and get every color of the rainbow on their heads!

The guts to walk into work that way, or to be in places of worship as walking Rainbow Heads. How do they know they can rock a rainbow? Don’t they worry about how long it will take to grow out? How do they assume it’s not going to look horrible on them?

The thing I really do respect is their lack of hesitation. There is a real lesson to be gleaned from their rainbow glam.

To just go through the entire several hours long process is such a leap of faith. As a woman, I take pride in my hair. The style, the color, the texture, I mean all women do. It’s a big part of our identities.

That’s why this rainbow trend has got me rattled. Should I be making bolder life choices? What would be equal to this rainbow choice? Do you see my problem? I am hesitating even coming up with a rainbow choice. I’m weighing options but rejecting every single one of them out of hand.

What’s the emotionally bold equivalent of getting a tattoo, or reclaiming your maiden name, or any self-altering decision?

I’m still pondering the answer to that question. Maybe ask yourself, what your rainbow hair decision would be? The secret wish you will just go and fulfill? I have yet to find my answer to this kaleidoscopic conundrum.

Decades ago I may have jumped on a plane to South Africa, ridden a camel, finally learned Chinese. Colorful life adventures I would’ve carried with me into my fifties and beyond. In the face of reestablishing an entirely new life, I was trapped in the black and white zone for awhile. Now I have emerged.

The best I can do is take the pressure off of the bold choice thing. But keep it in the front of my mind until it emerges fully formed and instantaneously act on it. I’ll keep you posted. I hope you do the same.

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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