It’s been interesting so far, this new change I’ve undertaken with the whole acrylic nails experiment, and once again dabbling with fashion. With change, sometimes comes consequence. Thankfully, things have gone very well, and have had no negative repercussions. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure how it would be received once I decided to go forward – both personally and professionally, but I figure I’ve paid my dues, I’ve done my time, it’s time to do something for me – is that so wrong? Yes, it’s a little thing, but one thing I’ve learned is that there are those who tend to get very hung up on little things.
Whether you’re doing something that is only private, or something that is done in public, change is something that people do – and then it’s up to the rest of the people to figure out how to deal with it.
I am an artist of many waters – experimentation is part of who I am, and unless I can flex that creativity and have fun with it, then I think I’m missing something. I am a friendly person – someone who is very easy to get along with and talk to, but if all you notice are the little “eccentricities” that I bring to the surface, then you’re only seeing part of me. I am tired of narrow-minded visions, and those who choose to live that way. They are the poor souls starving themselves, and I really don’t have time for those. I enjoy encouraging people to live….really live, and not be afraid of who they are.
I have experimented quite a bit in many style arenas…..I’ve done piercings (ears only), I’ve done heeled fashion, and now I’ve done nail fashion. So far, I’ve noticed no change in the type of person I am, but as the case always has been, it’s an interesting sight to see and gauge the reactions of those around you. There will always be those who encourage, and then those that try to diminish. I’ve had times I’ve had to tell people that I am a straight person, despite any surface indications to the contrary, since people always seem to associate those who experiment with fashion and glamour as being gay. That’s another stereotype I’m truly tired of. I have a LOT of friends in the gay/lesbian circles, and they are as varied in lifestyle as any other person on the face of the planet.
I’m so tired of people saying that I shouldn’t wear this, or I shouldn’t attmpt that, because of some misconception that I won’t “fit in”. You know….I am very comfortable in my personal and professional life that I think I can relax a bit now. I tell anyone that reads this, that if you see me in person, and you have a problem with something I’m doing – or wearing – or being, then you had better have the fortitude to at least tell me about it, and not spend all of your time saying things about me behind my back. I do two things very well in my life right now – I know about computers and internet technology….this is my passion, and something I strive to learn even more about. I am also an artist – a freethinker, an experimentist, and yes….even a bit eccentric.
I am WHO I am, I am WHAT I am, and I make no effort to hide it…..not anymore.
Your turn now. Do you live…..or merely exist?