This one time about 2.5 years ago I cut all my hair off.
It was awful. I’ve never regretted something so much before in my life. For the most part I try not to speak of that time. I never realized how much of my self-worth was tied up in the way I looked. I had really long, beautiful, luscious brown hair, and somehow talked myself into a Michelle Williams pixie cut. Thankfully, there are no pictures of that travesty. I destroyed them all.
Every once in a while I get a wild hair (not that kind of wild hair, though) idea to change my appearance in some dramatic way. I get bored easily, I guess. I also don’t have the willpower to diet, and exercise sounds miserable so that’s out of the question.
I also like to be different, a little bit outside of what everyone else is doing. I already have several tattoos, but you wouldn’t know it unless I’m in a bathing suit or I was trying to show you. Most of my friends and family don’t even know that I have them. I love that they are hidden when I want them to be. I’d actually like to have my whole back tattooed at some point. Like a giant tattoo of a potato maybe, to represent my love of carbs.
Right now I’m really feeling the desire to get my nosed pierced. Like a cute little diamond stud. A couple of my mom friends with kids the same ages as mine have them. And these are the good wholesome kind of friends that homeschool and bake delicious gluten-free cookies from scratch and pretty much do everything better than I do. But that’s another post for another day. They look super adorable with their nose studs. If I didn’t have a somewhat professional job where facial piercings were frowned upon I’d totally do it.
I am no longer in college and I enjoy the perks of having a steady income. The more I think about it and the more I evaluate the situation it seems like the window of opportunity for a nose piercing has probably closed for me. Well… maybe just paused.
I figure the next time it would make sense to get a nose piercing would be after I no longer had to worry about professional dress. So maybe I’ll do it when I’m old, like 70 with some rockin’ white hair. Do you guys think piercers would give a senior citizen discount?
That doesn’t sound so bad. A granny with a nose stud and tattoos is exactly the kind of old person I want to be.