Right now I’ve got a lot going on. Most of it stressful and stuff that I cannot discuss publicly. My level of anxiety is very high and I feel like I have an adrenaline rush much of the time. I am hoping that by the end of next week things will be less stressful and I’ll be able to regain my balance. (more…)
Archive for July, 2014
After reading my posts on tattoos and piercings, I am certain that you are curious: you must be wondering where this is going. When I started writing, I had a good idea of where I’d end. However, as I’ve written these posts, I’ve wondered if I’ve presented a contradictory viewpoint. And, I’ve come to the conclusion that my personal opinions are not as “liberal” as I thought, and I’ve journeyed to someplace I didn’t think I’d go.
I don’t have a tattoo. My husband doesn’t either, except for the ones he got for his cancer treatment, and in my book, those don’t count. My parents don’t have tattoos. When I was growing up my parents attitude towards tattoos was something akin to, ” Tattoos are for other people. Not for our kids, who will go to college and be professionals.” I’m very delicately trying to say, my parents thought that tattoos were “beneath” us.
This is a continuation of my post from yesterday. If you didn’t read it, I would suggest that you check it out before reading this one. You can find it here.
I remember when I got my ears pierced. It was a VERY big deal. I don’t remember the discussions that my parents had, but I know that my dad was against it. I know that it took a long time for my mom to convince my dad. And I remember being very excited. (more…)