11 Thoughts You Have Getting Your Nails Done

11 Thoughts You Have Getting Your Nails Done

I really hope I don't regret this color choice

I'll be the first to admit that I'm nowhere near being a girly-girl. One who enjoys shopping, getting their hair done or having an extensive skin routine. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't like any of that stuff, it's just that it doesn't interest me. I always said I wish I could be more like that but the fact of the matter is I like how I am. That doesn't mean though I don't occasionally enjoy doing something nice for myself.

So, I went with my mom and I got my nails done, something I can tell you I've only done about three times in my life including this time. Normally I enjoy it when I go, but this time was an exception. I'm sure we can all relate to some of these 11 thoughts I had running through my mind. Don't think so? See for yourself.

1.*Walking in an everyone stares at you* "Wow, this isn't intimidating AT ALL."

2. *Picking out a color* "I really hope I don't regret this choice."

3. *Sitting and waiting for your turn* "Man, the smell in here is way too strong, I'm already getting a headache."

4. *Realizing I have to keep my hands still* "So this means I can't go on my phone?"

5. *When they start to file your nails* "This feels nice."

6. *When they start pushing back your cuticles* "Wait, never mind this hurts!"

7. *Trying to get through the pain of that as they apply coat after coat of polishes* "Why did I want to do this again???"

8. *Seeing the color you chose on your nails* "I love this, my life feels put together, I can't wait to match my outfits to it now."

9. *Thinking you're done and can walk free only to realize you still have to put them under the dryer* "So I still have to wait to go on my phone AND keep my hands still again?!?"

10. *Now that you've spent forever there, paid and tipped, you can finally leave* "Yay!"

11. *Only to realize the next day you already messed up a nail* "I have to go back already?"

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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Yes, I Have Tattoos And Yes, I'm Going To Be A Teacher

A child will not learn less from me because I got a tattoo in remembrance of my grandmother.


Recently, while I was on vacation I was listening to a group of middle-aged women complaining about someone they know getting a tattoo. The conversation got me thinking about something someone said to me a few months before that about my tattoos.

"Oh... you have tattoos. Didn't you say you were going to be a teacher? Don't you think that you should consider something else?"

No. No, I do not think I should consider doing something else. I have wanted to be a teacher my entire life. I am wonderful with children. I work hard at learning all of the new advances that I need to learn in order to become a teacher. I am going to be good at my career. My career does not discriminate against me because of something so minuscule. Instead, it will allow me to show that I am more than just what you happen to see on the outside.

The fact that I have tattoos does not and will not have any input in any of that. A child will not learn less from me because I got a tattoo in remembrance of my grandmother. They are still going to learn how to write essays, and add fractions. They will still learn how to interact with their peers and how to treat each other the way they want to be treated. (Something you clearly missed) Tattoos are not bad just because you would not get one.

Tattoos are not something awful that defines me as an awful person. They are something that I did because I wanted to do. I like them. I think they are beautiful. I am sorry that you do not, but I am not any less of a person because of them.

I am going to change the lives of hundreds of students. I am going to become something great. I am going to do it all with my tattoos.

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