Well, after the ordeal of soaking off my acrylic nails and seeing what damage was done to the one, I’m on the mend. For right now, I’m being careful not to snag my side-split on anything that might tear it off, hoping to bide some time until it grows out and I can clip it off. I did manage to smooth out my nails enough to where I can paint them at least, so today it’s “Kyoto Pearl” by OPI with a nice clear top coat. I did get a buffer block to further smooth them out with, but I think I can manage. I’m re-learning to type yet again, but I’m getting back up to speed now that I’m typing like I used to.
I’m also now more comfortable with myself and my self-expression, which has made a huge boost in my self-esteem. Some look at me and think I’m bonkers doing what I do, but I really don’t care right now. Yes, I wear nail polish – it’s to keep my nails nice. Yes, I wear heels – it’s better than bloody sneakers. Yes, I have long hair – it keeps my head warm. I do what I like because it makes me feel better, and bollocks to those who can’t or won’t deal with it. As Pete Burns once said….I am myself. It’s quite funny actually….when we were moving into our new place, this quite inquisitive young man came up to me – probably around 10 or 11, and asked me “Can I ask you something?” I said “Sure, what?”. He asked “Are you a boy or a girl?”. I just said that I am a boy, and he then asked by I do my nails the way I do. I gave him as honest of an answer as I could think of……..
There seemed to be a light that dawned in his head that day. He smiled and rode off. Made my day, that’s for sure. It all comes down to personal choice. Life is too short to be stuck in a stodgy old mold – you have to embrace what makes you happy. I’m so glad I have a career at a place that is just fine with it, and in fact, has been very supportive.
Yeah…..it’s been a great week. How’s yours been?