-because it has both.
I noticed a few weeks back that my hair was suddenly a different color. It had a darker, almost ashy sheen. I wasn’t the only one that noticed, either. Everyone that noticed seemed to think it was a nice change. Though I did wonder what had brought about a sudden change in my hair color, I couldn’t link it to my styling foam or the wicked awful hair spray I bought. Then, I started to consider the air and water quality in London. After showering in Tennessee, and styling with and without heat or product, I think I have finally discovered the culprit. I have many well-placed white and grey hairs all over my head. Ah, relocation to a foreign country! Once again I am able to draw a parallel between the physical symptoms of moving (and being out of work) to the emotional journey we’re on. I have scared quite a few hairs white, but it seems to work for me.
The Christmas and New Year’s holidays have passed; I held babies and saw friends. I was honored at a rehearsal of the Aspire Winter Guard by being asked to choreograph about 30 seconds of dance for their opening statement. It was a thrilling addition to my visit home. I have made vegan cupcakes and chocolate covered peanut butter balls. I have been gifted a secret family recipe–to be used in times of severe home sickness. There have been firsts (and maybe lasts) on this trip home. I am renewed and I think I am ready to conquer my next challenge.