Is it normal to have a mid-life crisis following childbirth? Well, not quite mid-life because hopefully I'll live longer than 60, but maybe a third life crisis?
Since giving birth to Aria I have really been making the most of being off work, I've worked in the same place since 2001, a place that doesn't allow tattoos, piercings or anything too 'out there'. That is a long time for someone who fantasises about wacky hair colours, piercings and tattoos.
I have recently decided to make the most of my maternity leave and do some of the things that I have been yearning for for some time, starting with a nose piercing. This is something that I have wanted done for a long time, I figure having it done now it has time to heal and can be taken out and put back in on evenings/weekends when I return to work.
Tattoos are out of the question as they can't be removed so easily once I return to work, saying that I do plan to have something tattooed on me for Aria but it will be in an easily hidden away place.
My greys have been coming through a lot lately so I nipped into the shop to buy some dark brown hair dye and came out with Schwarzkopf XXL Live Ultra Violet, I was quite disappointed with how subtle the colour is so am now toying with something a little more extreme!
Along with the amendments to my physical self I am halfway through a major wardrobe clear out, I have already had £10.20 from Cash For Clothes, those of you that have traded clothes in those places will know that to get that amount of money you need to get rid of a lot of clothes.
Is this the beginning of a new me...