I once wrote, that when a woman goes through major changes in her life, there is a good chance she will cut her hair.
Well, for now, my hair is once again, quite long. I spend a lot of money of having professional highlights through my naturally brown hair.
It looks OK (I think!), and I’m sure a million other woman do the same thing to theirs.
At the moment my life is fairly settled, no major incidents to report, no crisis or drama demanding my attention.
I work regular, if somewhat long hours; I neither love nor hate the job, I just have to do it! There’s no romantic entanglements, and I’m fairly OK about being single.
In fact, it’s fair to say that life has become a tad dull.
So, a few weeks ago, before going on a family holiday, a little devil inside me pointed out a pink hair dye.
I thought, this could be interesting! I was away for a week, and the dye was temporary, so I gave into my little devil, and proceeded to put the dye on top of my high lightened hair!
It was a little bit shocking, but I liked it! In fact, I liked it so much, when I came back from holiday, and it started fading, I put another, brighter pink dye on!
And there started my problems!
My employer decided the colour was not what they would consider appropriate. And whilst, in a way, I can see their point, my role is not customer facing, and the colour of my hair in no way affects my ability to carry out my duties.
So, having been sent home to remove the pink, either by endless washing, or by way of a brown dye, I made a decision that the time had come to part ways.
Now, I have spent the best part of my working life sat at a desk, crunching numbers, and generally being vaguely dissatisfied with where I had ended up.
Music and writing are the only real interests that I have, (outside of drinking at weekends!), but unfortunately neither of them are going to present a way of a) career change of b) reliable source of alternative income!
So, whilst dying my hair bright pink might be amusing, it might remind me of the little rebel I was once was in my teens, it’s also been a catalyst for reviewing where I am, and where I want to go, far more than cutting it all off has ever been!
And, whilst I do not have any answers right now, I know that I can no longer keep plodding along in a career that does not, and never has, kept me happy!
So, any suggestions on a career change, whilst in your 40’s, that allows you to dye your hair any colour of the rainbow would be much appreciated!!