My high school education was not exactly the academic highlight of my life but I did learn at least two important things there. Although driving seemed more urgent then, typing has turned out to be just as critical.
I am a pretty fast typist by now. And when I describe my hair color I type grey. Not gray, although I think most Americans are taught that spelling. I don’t know why I type grey and not gray, and I am a bit self-conscious about it. Sometimes I write salt and pepper instead. Well my hair is technically black and white, but, truthfully, I think of it as grey.
I decided to go grey about two years ago. I had been coloring my hair (which started out 48 years ago very dark brown nearly black) since my late 20s when the first white hairs appeared. By my mid-40s the roots were ready for a touch up every two weeks. My mother had decided to stop coloring her hair and hers looks terrific. Lots of thoughts went through my head, and I was certainly inspired by Going Gray Looking Great by Diana Lewis Jewell. As with many things, I thought about it a ridiculously long time and then suddenly did it.
It has been about 17 months since that chop and I am mostly happy with my decision. Have you thought about going grey? What about gray?