Make Yourself Happy First

by ericamclellan


This is not my nose, but I like it

I have gotten my septum pierced. I did it about a week ago without informing my parents. And really, I had no need to tell them, especially considering they would not be ok with it. I am 22. I needed no parental consent. I needed no approval or permission. I finally told my mom last night. She was not too impressed. She wasn’t mad, but I could tell she didn’t like it. Which is fine. I told her, like I will tell other people who tell me it is dumb, ugly, or weird — I didn’t do it to make other people mad or upset, I did it to make myself happy.

And I am happy with it. I like it.
Sometimes you have to say ‘fuck it’ and do what you want.