I keep hearing all about the 50 shades of gray, but come to find out there is really only one! Heck, it’s not even a shade it’s just ONE. One lonely, first gray hair.
You know you’ve been through it too. The first time you spot that pesky little thing. It’s a total denial thing. You tell yourself, “Nah, that’s just a highlight leftover.” Or “The light just must be catching my hair.”
Then there comes a time when you realize you haven’t highlighted your hair in 2 years and you are in the bathroom, where there really isn’t anything to reflect off of your hair. Yup, it’s time to admit that you have officially found your first gray hair.
For some, denial is a few weeks. Others, it takes a while to come to grips with it. I have been debating if this one lonely hair was gray or not for probably about two years now, because I do change my hair color often and it’s hard to tell if it’s just coloring or something else. You THINK I would’ve gotten it because my natural color is almost black, and I have this ONE tiny hair in my bangs that almost sparkles like silver.
I mean come one when it’s just ONE hair how easy is it to tell what it is. It’s not that I care that I have a gray hair, because let’s be honest folks I am not a spring chicken anymore. I have totally come to terms with the fact that my boobs point at the floor after breastfeeding two kids, and that thanks to those same kids my hips and belly button will never be the same again.
Getting older stinks when you have parts that hurt that you didn’t know you had, but you know what I am loving my 30s way more than I did any of my younger years. I am finally figuring out who I am and what my life is about. You know what? I have worked hard to earn this one soldier of a gray hair on my head. I am writing this post to sing loud and proud that I, Ashley aka Crunchy, have my FIRST GRAY HAIR!
While I am sporting it like a new fashion trend, and enjoying my 30s, I don’t quite think that I am ready to sign up for my AARP card quite yet. I am not THAT old guys! Now it’s time for you to share! Who else wears they grays loud and proud? Or are you in horror that one day you might find 50 shades of gray too?