MY FIRST GRAY HAIR! You can call me SENSEI now…

Today as I was getting dressed I looked in mirror only to see something that looked like a piece of white thread in my hair. As I peered into the mirror more closely to my absolute horror I was shocked to see that it was a gray hair!  It was just there chillin’ on my head like it belonged there and should remain there unchallenged like that nanny that wouldn’t leave her employer’s house after she was fired.

So there were choices to be made…Should I pull it out or let it stay? After an inner debate and a congressional hearing in my mind I decided to pull it out (which hurt like a dickens might I add). For three minutes I examined it from root to tip like a scientist looking for the cure. What does this mean? Am I stressed out?  I called my sister in full crisis mode and she told me that since I pulled it out MORE will grow in place of that single hair! “It’s Science or Scientific or something like that” she explained… “Ok does this mean I am going to grow a little sprout of gray hair like Haley Joel Osment in Sixth Sense or go full Anderson Cooper?!!” I mean these are valid concerns…


After my mini freak out session, I calmed down and I came to these conclusions

1. Yes I’m getting older (Aren’t we ALL unless you’re Pharell)

2. Do not worry about getting older, Be more concerned about living an unfulfilled life…

3. Gray Hair means wisdom so I’m going to fully embrace that by telling people what to do for no apparent reason. No one challenges the wise…


I’m going to embrace my new found wisdom and the fact that I’m getting older, but at the same time I won’t be opposed to hair coloring either..




“Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many…” Unknown


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  • Monica Day

    Yes!! Girl I love this. You are wise and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Pam Givans

    Candace, if you think that is shocking, wait ’till you spy them on your pum pum, in your eyebrows and yes, under your arm.ReplyCancel

  • Love this! You always find a way to make humor. I love reading and following you. I must be weird because I can’t wait to have a gray hair! The most beautiful black older women I have seen in my life have always had long gorgeous salt and pepper hair. That one of my goals in life! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin

      No Katrina Jackson you are not weird! Keep following!ReplyCancel