So Be Authentic

In the past year, I have lost over a foot of hair and let my lovely locks grow au naturel.

Why am I writing about my short, silver hair?

Because people are talking about me anyway so I may as well do as I like.

authenticI’ve had lots of compliments (thank you! like those!) And some comments about the way I used to have beautiful curls (as if I can now grow back at least 3 years of curls to “fix” my hair). Other thoughts about how (insert pause and a cringey face) my hair is grey now, or I need to colour it. (LOL, like I went through a year of letting the silver grow to ever do that again.)

And I don’t give a flying ahem.

I love my new look. I love that I’ve chosen some more relaxed pictures of me for my social media and website moving forward. I love that I’m growing and working with new subcontractors and new clients. I like new. I like growth. I like change. I like having choices.

authenticMy husband and I had a conversation last night about how people are going to talk about our decisions anyway, so please yourself.

What will your neighbours / coworkers / friends / family think?

Who cares!

Start a business. Apply for a job. Stay home to look after your children. Go back to work. Say no. Say yes. Try something new. Apply for a promotion. As long as it’s legal, go for it!  Your only job is to be authentic, and be you! You can do this. I believe in you. It’s YOUR time. Believe in your own ability to make GREAT decisions.

Now jump!!!

A big thank you to Curl Specialist Krista Leavitt for having the courage to keep chopping my hair as I requested and to photographer Kelly Lawson for the rockin’ images.

Catherine Doucette MEd, CTDP is a silver fox… I mean ah…. a Training and Performance Consultant who delivers customized business communications and leadership programs that produce measurable results. 


  1. Marilyn Orr on November 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Fantastic article! I love your new look and I love that it doesn’t matter if I do or not!!!

  2. Jennifer Kennedy on December 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    When I opened your email, I said to myself that I absolutely loved your new hair!! Woohoo. And, then I read this article and it really lights me up today. Thanks so much for sharing and reminding us to march to our own drum.

  3. Catherine Doucette on December 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    That’s hilarious! Glad you like 🙂 Have an awesome holiday!

  4. Emily Wiston on April 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    OMG you look so pretty Catherine. This hair style and color really suits you.

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