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Going Gray.

I've decided I'm going to stop coloring my hair. I'm only 44, and I don't have a lot of gray, but I have some, and I know that eventually the time will come that I'll have to either continue to color it, more often, and at greater expense, or let it grow out dramatically and have it be a shock.

So I decided to just let it be, now. Immediately. Because my grays are part of who I am.

I almost wrote, "I'm not fooling anyone about how old I am" just now, but that isn't quite my reason for letting it go gray: It's that, really, I don't mind gray hair on others, and I think it will be easy for me to like it on me. My grandmother had beautiful white hair, and it suited her well.

It's part of a larger project: I'm working on making peace with my body. Accepting myself, in little bite-sized pieces, picking off the easy things first.

In this way, I hope to leave more resources, more time and energy and emotion for the things I can't or don&#…