Living A Life You Love

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Lately I’ve been struggling with trying to figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. There are so many things that I genuinely love!

Luckily, I was brought up by parents who have constantly reminded me that they will support me in whatever career I choose to pursue. I was taught that I need to be doing whatever I am passionate about; to be the best I can possibly be.

This quote is a great reminder that we should not settle for mediocrity. Figure out what you’re passionate about, pursue it, and be the absolute best you can be!

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My Rhinoplasty Journey

I have been insecure about my nose for as long as I can remember. I was made fun of as a kid and I guess it just stuck. I started feeling like this nose I was given wasn’t the nose I was meant to have. It was all I saw- the feeling of insecurity prevented me from doing and buying certain things. So, I did my research, found the doctor I wanted, and started saving. By the age of 20, I had finally saved up enough money to pay for a nose job.
I spoke to my parents and they were not on board at all, especially my father. Respecting their wishes, I waited until after I graduated college to go under the knife.
Throughout this experience, I have been told not to go through with the surgery by 99% of people I have spoken to about it. My mother has been the only one to support me.
There was one person in particular who challenged me in a way that no one else had. He was a friend of a friend whom I had just met and he was very upset about my decision to change my nose. He argued with me for an hour, trying to tell me all the reasons I should not follow through with it. I am so thankful for that discussion because it made me even more confident and secure about my decision.
I wasn’t doing this for anyone other than myself. It doesn’t matter what other people think because this is something I am doing for ME, not for them.
People will always have opinions and judgements about me. I can’t please everyone and I’ve gotten past wanting to. I went into surgery without any nerves or doubts because I was confident in my decision and I was confident in my doctor.
January 13, 2016 was my operation day and I’d like to share my healing progress so far:
* WARNING: Pictures contain blood and bruising, which may be a trigger to some. *

 

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Day 1
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Day 4

Today I have an appointment to see my surgeon and hopefully get this cast off!! I can’t wait to see the results 🙂

UPDATEEEE

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During my consultation in September, I received a before and expected after picture. (Shown above)

Below are my results after the cast removal today: January 19, 2016.

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I will be very swollen for the next 2 months and the healing process will take a year, but I am already a million times happier with my new nose! I cried when the doctor first let me see it. I finally feel like myself!!