This recent article in Newsweek gave me pause…Looks: A Manly Comeback. It’s one thing to buy an expensive pair of jeans or shoes, but it always amazes me that people are willing to go under the knife to conform to a trend. One guy mentioned had recent surgery to reduce his nose and now wants it changed again to be more masculine. What happens to him when the “metro” look comes back? Can you say “Michael Jackson”?!

Are we all so insecure that we have to look like the “it” people? The “it” people change weekly, don’t they? Doesn’t it make your head spin to think about keeping up with that?! I’m having a bobblehead moment, myself.

When I was in high school, my hair was straight–so I permed it. A friend had gorgeous ringlets and would have killed to wear straight styles. Blondes want dark hair, brunettes want red hair, and on and on. Here’s a thought: what would it be like to focus on being the best we can be–and doing the best we can do–with what we’ve got? I loved this article about women going gray. The heading reads, “Can a woman let her hair go gray at 50 and still be considered attractive?” My question would be, How about letting it go at 36? I’m well on my way…and I’ll let you know what I find out!