Here’s a new thing, I got my nose pierced this weekend. Why? I’ve been asked if I’m having a midlife crisis (I’m 29 ) but its not that, its something I’ve always wanted to have done but haven’t had the balls until I had Joss.
I want her to be comfortable in her own skin, to feel confident to express who she really is and not spend years conflicted about those things as I have. I have three piercings and three tattoos, I have been surprised by people’s reactions to them in this day and age, perhaps its that I’m aware people think I’m quite a ‘sensible’ person?
Part of the process for me has been learning not to care what others think and putting my best foot forward, each one tells a story, especially the tattoos and they’re deeply personal and motivate me in various areas of my life. They’re not for everyone but they’re a new part of me and it’s been quite freeing, what’s the opposite of crisis? Mid-life calm perhaps?