Welcome to another work week. Yay! (groan) I hope all is well with you. As for me, I am doing fine. I am still coming off my 36th birthday high three weeks ago. So excuse me if I am feeling myself too much. After last year, I felt like I needed to enjoy my day.
So for my day, I decided to do something that I have never done before. I got my ears pierced! I know it may sound a little silly, but I wanted to do something bold.
I never had them pierced before and I wanted to see how I would look if I had gotten them done. So I after talking myself into it for two hours, I got on the bus and traveled to the mall to Claire’s to get it done.
Claire’s a real cutesy store with a lot of things for preteens, teenagers, and young adults. Someone like me…not so much. But the store has a lot of things that are nice if you want to go out on a date. Anyway, I walked into in the store and I was so nervous. I mean, who wouldn’t be.
There were parents with their children there. Lots of them. Luckily for me, there was no one ahead of me, so I didn’t have to wait long. Soon after an employee came over to me and asked if I needed help. I told her that I wanted to get my ears pierced and it was my birthday.
She told me ‘happy birthday’ and said I should pick out which earrings I wanted. However, by the time I picked them out, she had to help with the customers so she wouldn’t be piercing my ears.
So I sat in the chair, which was almost too high for me to sit on (the problem with being vertically challenged). About a minute or so, another employee came and introduced herself to me. She walked me through the process and she made sure to tell me that I had clean my piercings with a solution three times a day for three weeks to a month to prevent infection (unfortunately I haven’t been really good at doing it and have missed days applying the solution).
As she placed the dots on my earlobes, I began to feel more nervous. She told me to breathe and everything will be fine. She showed me the kit that she was going to use. The earrings I wanted were placed in the machine. After six clicks and holding my breath, it was done!
“That’s it?!” I said to her. “See, that wasn’t bad, right?” “Yeah, it didn’t even hurt.” I looked in the mirror at my new bling and I was feeling myself. I picked out a second pair of earrings and paid for the piercing and left.
And just like that, all my nervousness was gone and I was soooo happy. I don’t really step out of my comfort zone, (like never) and finally, I did something that I wanted to do for so long.
I feel like I can do anything. I mean it just a pair of earrings and to most people, it’s not something so serious, but for me…I feel more independent…free to express myself. I want to be bold and take more risks. Life is too short to always play things the safe way. However, I am being smart about the decisions I make.
So, Be Bold. Be Smart. And remember to have FUN!!!!!