Turning 55 made me lose my mind, literally. The first thing I did on my Birthday was to get my nose pierced. It’s something I had wanted to do since my teen years but I never did it. I was so excited and bought the cutest nose rings I could find. Well as of today, all I can say is goodbye nose rings, I’ll miss you.
Sometime during the night, the night before last, my nose ring snagged on my comforter and it pulled it almost all the way out. I slept with it that way for the night, unknowingly, and it swelled up for some strange reason. I woke up to pain in my nose that I’ve not had before and headed to the bathroom mirror to see what was going on. I then pulled it completely out and dealt with the soreness and swelling for the remainder of the day.
When I got my nose pierced, I didn’t experience any pain afterward. It wasn’t even sore. If it had been, I’d of probably snatched it out. I have enough pain in my back, I don’t need anymore. After keeping my nose ring out all day and night to alleviate the pain, I decided to put my nose ring back in today even though it’s still a little sore, especially with my reading glasses on. And goodness only knows why it’s sore under my eye from it. I must have snagged it really good while I was snoring away. I’ve had it pierced for 9 months so I thought it would slide back in. It did not.
I have decided that it’s okay to let my nose rings R.I.P. I’m not going to get it re-pierced. I did what I set out to do which was to get it pierced. I enjoyed it while it lasted but my kids will probably be glad that this phase in my life is behind me, lol. And to be honest, it’s so much easier once again to tackle those ugly nose hairs. Hairy is scary.
If I had the chance to do it all over again, I wouldn’t. Simply because of the permanent blemishes, I could have ended up with, especially at my age.
When midlife crisis hits, some people buy convertibles, some people start wearing bikini underwear, I got my nose pierced.
Is there anything you did that you’d always wanted to do? I’d love to hear about what it was.