Its been 3 days since Becky moved in with me. Its been a few days of filling in forms, telling the council and benefits people that now I am no longer on me own. Its a long and monotonous process but when its done, its setting us both up for as long as we have this arrangement. Having Becky live here is easily one of the best things I have ever done. It has changed both of our lives in ways that neither of us expected. Becky now has a chance to learn and grow as an adult and me, well I am finally getting some personal care and assistance, which means I am not run ragged day to day.
Lately I have been thinking about what my dreams and hopes for the future are. I have started journalling again and writing, drawing and sticking things in so that I can look back and watch my own progression. I want to train as a piercist and I would love to have my own business which would include my unique idea of a Piercing Clinic.
The Piercing Clinic would be good because it would catch up with clients and give them a chance to discuss issues, check for infection and get advice on piercings and aftercare. As it is right now piercing aftercare is a pretty independent thing and no one really makes sure that people are alright after a piercing. It would also be a good place to discuss with a piercing technician and ask about what is essentially a kind of elective surgery. So many people go in to piercings without knowing what the risks are and there are even cases of people dying after piercings. I have always wanted to actively help prevent that from happening. By awareness and making sure people are asking the right questions prior to undertaking and the lack of regulation.
I would love to work with tattoo artists who could hire a station in my shop. I would want to be an active part of the body modification community. With help from Becky, Jace, Nat, Tom and all my other friends, this dream could be a reality. And I get to prove to myself and other people that just because of my disability and illnesses, that doesn't make me less of a worthwhile person capable of contributing to something I have been passionate about ever since I can remember.
Mine and Becky's tattoos are healed and they look incredible. They symbolise so much and even though they are only small, that doesn't make them any less poignant.
3 years ago