someone remind me that we are not in this to impress other people.
this is not directly dread related, but certain applies well.
last night i got my nose pierced. i'd wanted it for a while and was really excited. i knew my mom hated facial piercings, but i just moved out of her house. i called her before i did it to get semi-permission. i asked whether she was going to be mad. whether it was going to cause arguments. whether she wasn't going to want me to come home. she answered no to all of these, though she was still very unhappy with my desire to do it. she said i was old enough to make my own decision and that she might be able to adjust to it, like she has with my dreads.
so i did it.
and i loved it.
and then i found out tonight that she was crying last night. that her and my dad are really upset that i went and did one of few things that i knew bothered them. they went on about how accepting they are about what i do with my life and how this was the one thing they said would bother them and i did it anyway. which pisses me off so much cause that was the reason i called before i did it: so they could tell me "no" if they really wanted to. and they said that they think it looks unattractive. i didn't realize they were this shallow until tonight. they think dreads are unattractive too... can't they get over this like before?
so now i'm just pissed and upset.
and to make matters just a little worse, my best guy friend told me tonight that he thinks nose rings look scary on girls. fun, horray, great.
so i don't -completely- regret this, but i'm feeling a little miserable about this.
anyone else wanna tell me a story about how parents hated your dreads/piercing/tattoo and how they got over it.
or just remind me that we're not in this to impress anyone else.( Collapse )