If you have read my profile you will already know that I am a high school teacher and that I work with children with autism. That said, I had an interesting encounter today with one of my students. I was helping one of my students write a paper for English class. We had both our heads together in front of the computer and he looked over at me while I was reading the screen. Suddenly, and very loudly so that everyone in the room could hear he said "You have a gray hair sticking out!".
Let's just say that loud, inappropriate comments like this one are not new to me. This exact same student had no clue that I was pregnant two years ago. When I announced to my students that I was pregnant I was over 7 months pregnant at the time of the announcement, his response to me was "I just thought you were letting yourself go". So, I shouldn't be shocked that he would announce to the entire class that I have gray hair.
Well ladies, I'm here to tell you that I'm proud of my gray hairs. My mother first started going gray when she was 26 years old. I started going gray when I was 33. So, I beat my mom by 7 years. I also work in a profession that experience is rewarded with respect and gray hair implies experience. What I do like about going natural is that my gray hairs aren't as easily noticed as when I had relaxed hair. My curls seem to either hide the grays or make them stick out, but either way I have no plans to color or pull them. I earned them and I'm keeping them!