I quit my job and pierced my nose

I quit my job and pierced my nose - I pierced my nose as a symbolic way to embrace this new chapter in my life. I'm now a stay at home mom and it's going to be amazing!

It’s official. I have traded in my paycheck for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. (More on that decision here.)

Cue the panic just a little bit right?

To be totally honest, this change has really thrown me for a loop. Some days I find myself fighting it and wishing I hadn’t quit. Not because I would rather work than stay home, but because I am terrified by the loss of independence. That’s another post entirely I am sure, but I am leaving it at that for the moment.

So I decided to take a big, symbolic step to get myself firmly over the fence into accepting and embracing this new chapter in life.

I got my nose pierced.

It’s such a small thing, literally, but it has huge meaning to me. It is my way of telling myself that there is no going back and that this is something to be excited about. Getting my nose pierced is actually something I have been thinking about off and on for several years now. I never took the plunge because I couldn’t have my nose pierced at work. But now there is nothing stopping me. And that is really exciting.

I quit my job and pierced my nose - I pierced my nose as a symbolic way to embrace this new chapter in my life. I'm now a stay at home mom and it's going to be amazing!

It’s funny when you start to look back at all the choices you make in your lifetime based on how employable it will make you. For military spouses I think this can be especially true since we end up hunting for a new job more often than our civilian counterparts. We live almost in fear that nobody will want to hire us because of some choice or circumstance from our past. Now I got the chance to turn the tables and make a choice solely for myself. I got my nose pierced as a reminder that I can choose myself. How crazy is that?

Plus it helps my “cool mom” street cred right?

I am a stay at home mom now. And I am proud of that. This is not a temporary thing while I search for a new job. Becoming a stay at home mom is my opportunity to spend time with my son every single day. This is my chance to teach him and watch him grow. Childhood is so short and I am really excited to be there to experience his childhood with him.

And this little stud in my nose will always be a reminder of the choice I made.

Did you do something fun when you became a stay at home mom? I would love to hear your story!

I quit my job and pierced my nose - I pierced my nose as a symbolic way to embrace this new chapter in my life. I'm now a stay at home mom and it's going to be amazing! #sahm #stayathomemom #momlife

21 Replies to “I quit my job and pierced my nose”

  1. haah! I LOVE this because i also quit my job and pierced my nose! ha! i wasn’t a mom yet, though, and my nose piercing has since fallen out (I was in sudan on a trip and my earring broke, since i didn’t have a replacement it grew back together before I returned home!)
    I’m cheering you on, this next phase will be awesome. And your piercing looks amazing!

    1. That’s so funny! It’s a great little show of rebellion from the corporate world right? That’s so sad yours closed up!
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very excited for this adventure!

  2. You go girl! I just turned 30, and had it in my head piercing my nose was something that needed to happen before that milestone… it didn’t. I regret it, but also, screw societal norms! It is something I still plan on doing!

    1. Haha I turned 30 in December! Apparently 30 is the year to do it!

  3. Yay! You go girl! I love this because I have been a SAHM mom 4 years now! Its not easy, but so worth it!

    1. Thanks!!! I am kicking it off with a month ish of solo parenting so it’ll be an adventure. But I am really really excited!

  4. This is awesome! Good for you! I quit my job, and started a blog. Lets hope this works out for me.

    1. Good luck!

      1. Maybe when I turn 30! #LifeGoals

  5. Congrats on embarking on a very crazy journey. You never know what your kiddo will do day to day. And yes to the loss of independence because that’s something I struggle with. (I’ve had a job since 14.) BTW…I MIGHT have to get my nose pierced now. I’m also scared of the pain though lol.

    1. Do it! It really didn’t hurt that bad. It’s already easy to touch it without it hurting. I had my cartridge done years ago and this is way easier

  6. We are never too old! Love it!

    1. Thank you!

  7. Alison’s version doesn’t seem as painful to me, “I quit my job, and started a blog.” Ha ha ha!
    If I quit my job I’m going to grab a yummy dessert. I will keep you posted. Ha ha ha!!! 🙂

    1. Hahaha probably! Dessert sounds like a great idea. We had ice cream to celebrate too 🙂

  8. I love this post!! Get it, mama Your nose piercing rocks!

    1. Thank you so so much

  9. Good luck on your new adventure!

    1. Thank you!

  10. I totally feel ya as a military spouse. My husband retired last year and I have ran a real estate business for 9 years so far (in different spots). I got my nose pierced a month before his retirement ceremony. It was so freeing as I had wanted to do it for years as well.

    1. Props to you keeping your business going through moves! It’s such a crazy challenge!
      And congrats on your husband’s retirement…we’ve only got 12 ish years to go to get there hahaha

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