‘It’s a beautiful day’: A few moments of hope in the midst of Hurricane Irma
A few minutes ago, I was standing outside of a piercing shop in Lake Worth, Florida.
I didn’t think it was much of a place to be, but it was.
I was so excited to get out into the cold weather.
I got my pierced ears pierced, and I couldn’t be happier.
But then something happened.
I started crying.
I had just been asked to do a session at the shop for a friend of mine, and when I arrived, I knew I couldn-t do the piercing.
It was my first time in a piercing studio, so I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I had never been pierced before, and the people in the shop didn’t know either.
So I went in thinking I’d learn everything I could.
I went through the piercing, and then I sat down to do the work, because I needed to learn.
I didn’t get the job, but I did get the piercing done, and it’s one of the most wonderful things that’s ever happened to me.
The piercing is very important to me, and my mom always says, “Never give up on your dream.”
I think she meant that I never gave up on my piercing dreams, and that I would never give up and that it would always be there, just waiting for me to come along.
So, when the hurricane came, it took all of that to get me out of the office and into the shop, where I’ve been doing all of my piercing sessions ever since.
I hope that the piercing is still there for you, too.
It’s one piece of jewelry you can wear, and to wear it with pride and to help others, you have to give it to someone else.