So I thought I would start giving a few more regular updates on what’s really going on with me these days.
Ok… fine! I just wanna rant!
If you read the title, you would know that I have gone through a very traumatic experience… I have found my first grey hair!
As I sectioned the front of my hair after braiding for what felt like 100 hours straight, this should’ve been a joyous time. But instead, I shrieked so loud that Maya had to ask what was wrong!! (I’m not a drama queen, I promise)
I noticed the pesky silver strand of doom staring right at me. I really had to double take and I think I even took a piece of tissue and rubbed to see if the colour would disappear.
But no, it looked me straight in the eye and I’m pretty sure I heard it muttering under its breath- something along the lines of “That’s right bitch, you OLD”.
All jokes aside, I’ve had a few grey hair scares in the past but it has always been fluff or something like toothpaste in my hair, so maybe you could understand why I reacted the way I did.
I know this all may sound a little overdramatic and I am fully aware that grey hairs can appear at anytime. But it has really made me realise how much stress I have been under in the past 2 years! Either that or it’s my first strand of wisdom with everything I’ve learnt whilst being a mother.. 😉
(If you are a bit confused on what I’m talking about, click here to read more on how stress can cause grey hairs!)
Where it all started…
Lets go back a lil. I was actually just thinking the other day, how the HECK did I manage to finish uni through pregnancy, childbirth and raising a newborn. Still, I don’t give myself enough credit for what I have achieved and now I think maybe it’s time to acknowledge what I did!
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The stress of university alone is definitely enough to cause a grey hair… or maybe 50! And often you will find that the majority of university students suffer in silence.
Where do I even begin, you have the stress of deadlines, part time jobs, time management, housing situations/living away from home and exams to name a few.
This where I believe I started to really be under stress and getting pregnant in my 2nd year did me no extra favours at all!
If you’re still reading, thank you. But Im not done yet… lemme rant a lil more.
Fast forward to the present and I am currently dealing with a 1 year old who is already going through the terrible twos!
If you read my ‘Day In The Life Of a Young Mum‘ post, lemme tell ya, my days don’t always run that smoothly.
Yesterday morning, she woke me up by smacking me in the eye with an iPad…. an IPAD!
I think I was soo offended that I started crying. I didn’t even think twice… this girl just woke me out of my sleep with an iPad. I can’t have anything in this damn house… not even sleep! LOL
So after recovering from my injury, I then went to change her nappy and put some new clothes on her. Before I knew it, she was kicking and screaming- apparently she is going through a ‘no clothes’ phase… I’m raising a little nudist omg.
I finally get to put her clothes on and take her downstairs for her favourite Weetabix and banana combo. When it came to actually feeding her, she had one spoon and decided she was full. Then once I took the bowl away, she was crying at me for her “beebabicks”!
Long story short, I’m dealing with a lot. And I think it is healthy to acknowledge when you are dealing with a lot, that way, you can take breaks when needed and de-stress.
So before finishing this post today, I had started working out again after nearly 2 weeks and I honestly feel so much better in myself. I’m not too knowledgeable on the science of it but I feel like a new person when I workout. I feel better mentally and physically which was really what I needed after yesterday.
I think I am coming to terms with that single grey hair and I am trying my best to avoid any more. How do you de-stress? Let me know in the comments, I’m always open to trying new things!