I Knew This Day Would Come…

Thursday, August 21, 2008

BUT JUST NOT THIS SOON!  I am referring, sadly, to the fact that just this morning I found, not one, not two, but SEVEN gray hairs!!!  I never thought it would bother me this much, but it really has me thrown me in a loop.  Judging by the time my mother began to get gray hairs, I thought I would be well into my late forties before dealing with this event.  But here I am, ONLY 35, and plucking out gray hairs.  This is war!

I will have to plan my attack….hmmm…dying my hair again?  But then what color?  Simply continue plucking?  Probably not…too time consuming and it makes me FEEL old every time I do it.  So I guess I will probably end up dying my hair.  What a frustrating thing to be reminded that one is getting older.

Please don’t get me wrong…I don’t mind getting older.  I just don’t FEEL this old.  So when you actually see proof that you are getting older, it’s a strange thing.  Sometimes I think about it when I’m working at the hospital…I wonder what the elderly patients I am caring for looked like in their youth, what they did during their lifetimes, and whether they ever thought they would end up where they are at.  When I think about how fast time goes by it makes me want to get to that SECURE place that I think about (where I don’t have to go to school anymore to get to the career I want, where I don’t have to worry about paying off any more debt, where I actually am living in my own house, where I have children, where I feel content) as fast as I can so I can have time to enjoy it.  I know they say life is about the journey, not the destination, but I want that destination so badly!  Thankfully my journey is taking me there, albeit slowly.

Okay, that’s enough philosophizing.  See what a couple (or more than a couple!) of gray hairs can do to a person!!

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