I've been the chairperson for all 7 of our high school reunions, beginning with the 10th and then every 5 years–we just celebrated our 40-year. Also, after coloring my hair for more than 20 years (on a dare!), I thought that "letting my freak flag fly" would make me feel old. On the contrary: it's liberating and to be honest, I've never had so many compliments on my hair since going gray. I no longer need to look like I'm in my 30s or 40s–I'm gloriously happy where I am but it doesn't mean I gave up trying to look my best for THIS age.