I did something CRAZY the other day....
I treated myself to a little manicure (okay, my husband did the treating - thank you!) and got my nails painted RED!
Now, that might not seem so crazy to most everyone, but for the last...(several)...years, if I had painted my nails this color it would have had to come right back off when it was time to go to work. Because I couldn't wear anything other than "skin tone colors" in my uniform. December 21 was my last day on active duty in the Coast Guard. So to celebrate the transition - I painted my nails!
I really enjoyed my active duty time and I am so glad I did it. There were lots of "downs", but just as many or more "ups" and I am so grateful for all that I learned. In the end, I would definitely do it all again and I am not sad to go (though I will miss the people), mostly I am grateful. Grateful for the opportunities I was given, the stretching and growing that were made possible and the new friendships that were made (both in and out of the service).
I didn't realize it at the time, but when I made this, I think it was my "thank you card" to the Coast Guard.
The first mixed media piece I've ever done (can you believe it?!) and I LOVED it! It was so much fun - can't wait to start doing more.
And just what will I be doing now...well, I'll save that for next time.