Wednesday, September 2, 2015

30, Flirty & Greying

^Black hair betraying me with its inability to hide my secret. 

I'm pretty sure that I have a major problem internally recognizing my actual age. I'm 31 years old. And that's cool and dandy. I don't feel the need to pretend I'm a ripe 25-year-old or anything like that. In fact, I refuse to do that. I'd rather people think I look my actual age than like a really sh*tty, elderly version of whatever age I've lied to them about. So I will own all the rings in my tree trunk and avoid people going "OMG, she looks so effing tired and sallow for a 23-year-old...".

So when I say I have a problem recognizing my own age, it's not due to being embarrassed or anything in that realm. It has to do with the fact that I still mentally believe I'm in my mid-twenties at times. I get scared about levels of responsibility that are pretty normal for 30-somethings. I (sadly) cuss like a sailor (it's a bad habit!) offline. My friends and I text about the stupidest things known to man and then reflect on it like Vince Vaughn does in "Wedding Crashers".
However, I'm delighted and ashamed to announce that I will have prompt, 6-8 week sobering reminders that I'm heading out of the youthful promise land and into solid adulthood. This due to the few glistening silver hairs I've noticed against my black mop when it's time to get a touch-up. Rumor has it, they come in large numbers so I'm positive that I'll see more and more in the years to come.

All I can say is that I'm so grateful for hair dye. I bet all those women in those elderly pioneer photos (such as this one) were actually about 28 and just needed some d*mn bronzer, some mascara and a great colorist.

And for those amenities: I am grateful today.

16 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

haha our body sure lets us know we're getting older. But hair dye helps

Panty Buns said...

31 is YOUNG! I had naturally dark brown hair but git my first two white hairs at the age of 22. Now I'm hard pressed to find any hairs at all that are not silver-grey or white, and I barely recognise myself in the mirror. Some people my age (old enough to be your grandfather) dye their hair and some don't.
I'm sure you'll look pretty either way. Happy highlighting!

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Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

lol at that photo. girl definitely needs some bronzer.
i'm the same, totally comfortable with my age but sometimes i forget how old i am, i still feel the same as i did 5 or 10 years ago. also, i've had grey hairs since i was about 19 lol!

Jax said...

I've had grays since I'm 19. Only a few, but I've seen more and more popping up. And you're right, thank god for hair dye!!

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Haha...I feel ya! I turned 30 this year, and other than having 3 kids, I really don't feel that age. Thankfully no greys yet, but the crows feet that seem to be getting bigger sure do put me right back in my place!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I've been gray since I was 23. My hair stylist is one of my most trusted advisers. LOL

Robin said...

In my opinion, adulthood is not about having the right mentality for your age, but finally having the freedom to choose who you want to be and what you want to do (to an extent - someone in their late thirties should not still be living in their parents' basement or something).

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Oh girl I'm right there with you and Vince Vaughan on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial sipping champs and counting the gray hairs, but I love where I'm at in life and wouldn't trade it for anything :)

Cheers to grays and our 30's!

BLovedBoston said...

The other day someone asked how old I was and I legit said 25...I'm 28 LOL!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Pat - hurrah for hair dye!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@PB- haha, I know - it's all relative. i'm sure I'll look back and think that 31 is very young in a bit. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Kristen- that's just what i mean

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Jax- Amen!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Lindsey- well you look amazing!! Minus the kiddies with you, I would have guessed much younger!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@BLoved- lol, get it girl!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Robin- that's a good point!