Growing old is something that is inevitable for all of us.
There’s no avoiding it. No magic clock to turn back time.
There is however, an abundance of anti-wrinkle creams and hair dyes available!
The day before I ran the London Marathon I was standing in the bathroom of my Premier Inn hotel room staring into the mirror when something caught my eye.
At first I thought it was just the lighting, but upon closer inspection I discovered my first grey hair!
A long silvery strand of hair that resembled thread you’d find me using on my sewing machine!
There she is. Pictured above! My very first grey hair. I’ve called her Sadie after a character in the book I was reading at the time, Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.
I didn’t think much of my first grey hair to be honest. Yes, I did pull Sadie out. Yes, I was slightly taken a back at the discovery of my first grey hair at the grand old age of 32, but I told myself this was nothing to worry it.
I know it’s a sign of getting older, but at 32 I certainly don’t feel old. I just ran the London Marathon for goodness sake!
I decided to embrace Sadie! After all, growing old is a privilege that not many people are able to experience.
I think of my mum who sadly passed away at the age of 50 from ovarian cancer and I feel lucky that my health is good. Lucky that I have the opportunity to grow old, to see my children grow up.
Yes! I decided that I wouldn’t let Sadie get to me!
Then something happened..!
Around a week and a half after discovering that first grey hair, a friend of mine stopped me in my tracks and said…
“Is that a grey hair?”
I thought she was joking at first, but no! She wasn’t! She proceeded to pull out my second grey hair!
That’s now two grey hairs in two weeks!
Oh my goodness! Give me a year and I’ll have gone all silver fox on you! (Is that term reserved just for men?!)
Although I’m trying my best to embrace to my first few grey hairs, I do wonder how I’ll feel when more and more appear!
Should I crack out the home hair dye kit? Visit the hairdressers for some highlights or a full colour perhaps, or should I just embrace the grey? What do you think? What would you do?