Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Something is Missing

I finally did it.....

I bit the bullet.....

I've been considering this for a very long time.....

I was going to do it earlier in the summer, but it was bathing suit season and just not the right time....

I finally took out my belly button ring.

It was a moment.

I actually asked John if I should commemorate the moment in some special way. He applauded and told me, "Way to Go!"

Truth be told, I don't care about the belly button ring. It's been part of my body for so long, I honestly never, ever notice it.

I've contemplated taking it out, but I never did. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it.

The fact of the matter is, is that it's been a part of me for 10 years.

I finally decided that I'm simply too old for it-- it's a personal decision- nothing against you if you're older and have a piercing. It was just time for it to go.

But 10 years is a long time.... I feel like I've just kissed goodbye bits and pieces of my senior year of high school, all of college and my crazy early twenties with the twist of this stupid little ring.

I think that I may be a grown-up.

1 comment:

A.D. said...

I felt the same way when I took out all of my ear piercings. I felt like at 30, I was too old to have several piercings on my ear. It's weird how taking out something as little as an earring (or belly button ring) can make you feel like a grown-up!