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A Little Birthday Present To Myself

So today is my birthday. Yep, I’ve crossed into a new quarter of my life as a 25-year-old. Yikes. It is kind of the first birthday when I feel, you know … old. But according to Jay-z, 30 is the new 20 so 25 must be the new 15 … except I can drink and do whatever the hell I want … word.

But anyways, every year I like to treat myself to something that is just for me … you know have a little moment of selfishness. And before I tell you what I’ve decided to do for myself this year, I need to admit something. I am 25 today … and I’ve never had my ears pierced. I can hear the gasps all around the Internet right now … yes, ’tis true.

I was absolutely terrified to get it done as a child, and my mom never pressured me about it. In fact I remember my sister used to always take me to the mall to get them done and the minute I would get to the piercing place I would just be like, “SHE’S NOT MY MOTHER!” and run away in fear. I love how people just assume every girl has their ears pierced. In fact people are shocked when I tell them I’m a piercing virgin. But I got to a certain point and age in my life when it was no longer a thought and I just looked at the situation as one less accessory I have to buy and or worry about.

So what made me change my mind after all of these years? Well, I’m no longer scared. In fact, I got a tattoo when I was 18 … I think I am more than capable of tolerating a seconds worth of pain … hopefully. And quite frankly, the older I get … the more I lust after fantastic earrings. I love the huge, obnoxious, chunky earrings that look like chandeliers … and have decided I need them.

So this weekend I will march myself to the piercing pagoda … or where ever kids these days are getting their ears pierced … and get ‘er done. I’m not going to lie, there is a decent amount of apprehension running through my veins, but that is why God invented liquor, right? Perhaps that is why people say you should get it done when you are younger so you don’t have to take shots before you go to the mall to get pierced … hmm.

Well, stay tuned for updates after the big event this weekend! Wish me luck!

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