I learned an important lesson this weekend. I learned that sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and do what you’ve always been wanting to do. Forget what they nay-sayers are trying to convince you of and just do it. If it makes you happy, that’s what counts. You’re never going to make yourself happy trying to please the masses, that’s for sure.
I’d be lying if I said this was a spur of the moment decision because I’ve been wanting to get my nose re-pierced for quite some time now and I’ve been obsessing over ombre/belayage hair since it started trending a year or so ago. However, being a mom, making these changes on a whim doesn’t really fit in with my schedule all that well. And you know what? I was actually worried I shouldn’t do either of these things because I’m a mom.
Isn’t that silly of me? I constantly worry about the example I’m setting for Alea and I didn’t want to jeopardize that with a nose piercing. However, I’m hoping that my decision does the complete opposite.
I want to show Alea that life isn’t about pleasing those around her. It’s not about doing the “popular” thing or what everyone else wants her to do. It’s about pleasing yourself and loving yourself first and foremost. It’s about making yourself happy. There’s something to that saying, “you can’t love anyone until you love yourself.” You know? Loving others has always seemed to come so easy for me, but loving myself has always been a struggle. I think it’s mainly due to the fact that I’ve always tried to make others happy before I made myself happy.
So I may joke and call this past weekend my “mid-twenties life crisis” but after getting my hair done and my nose pierced I oddly felt so very alive. So vibrant and ready to live. And that? That’s exactly what I needed!
What have you been wanting to do lately?
What’s holding you back?