Seriously. Because something has changed. You know what that is? My mother told me this would happen. She said this: By middle age, we all learn to deal with ourselves.
I think she was probably referring to our lingering mental illnesses and such, but I've taken this to a whole new level.
We figure out who we are, and we learn to deal with it.
If we are short, we revel in our petiteness.
If we are tall, we rejoice in our ability to get things off the top shelf.
If we are twiggy, we are happy to be blown around in the breeze.
If we are stout, we get excited about our strength.
The more I embrace my newfound love for curls, the other issues that are harder to deal with are hovering on the surface like bubbles ready to pop.
For example, I don't think I'll have the luck of suddenly becoming an introvert, but maybe I could channel the verbal energy more usefully?
And I don't think I'm going to suddenly stop desiring to control the world, but maybe I could find one little area of my life to be in management?
And just like embracing the every changing nature of a curly head, our other tendencies in this life are as complex, if not more but very much worthy of finding a healthy outlet.
So, go forth and embrace that.. thing.. that you are dealing with.... that thing that is NOT going to go away no matter what you do.
It's time to call it a strength and get on with your life. It's really O.K.