After taking off my acrylics and realizing my nails were destroyed, I knew I needed to do something. I went into my sisters room (sorry Jojo) and found some old cheap nail polish and a clear top coat. PERFECT. I can just do my own nails and not spend a dime. I quickly lathered the black color over my nails and put about 5 layers on thinking that this would help the cheap polish stay on for weeks. Unfortunately, they did chip the next day, but it was worth a shot, right? Thinking about it now, I realize that I was so quick to cover up my imperfect nails. They looked broken, short, indented, and thin. I was not about to have anyone look at my nails that way, therefore the darkest of all nail polish was the perfect solution in my mind. It would just cover everything up, and the more layers that I added on would just keep piling and covering and piling and covering. To me, I was ignoring what was underneath. As long as it was hidden, it didn’t matter that it was still there. Sadly, this is not the case in life. We can’t just keep burying what is underneath and think that by coating everything with a pretty polish will solve all of our problems. It is easy to run away from the “ugly” truth and hide from our fears, but that will only last until you feel yourself starting to crack again. Reality vs illusion my friends. Anyone can appear polished from the outside, but remember that there is always an underneath. There is always something that we as humans are hiding or not willing to face. What would happen if we started to take a deeper look at what is underneath? Can we take the time to heal before we cover up? After all, that black nail polish won’t last forever.
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I am a 20 year old college student that has an endless world of thoughts always circling. I have been on a journey toward accepting myself and processing through some personal experiences that I would love to open up to other like minds. I just find the connections in life to be so fascinating and want to attempt to piece together what I can. View all posts by lilyjordan6826