A year ago today, I did my first freehand nail art. I know the exact date because I was so goddamn proud that I immediately posted it online.
It’s been a good year for me nail art-wise. I’m very, very grateful for all the fun, distraction, and stress relief this hobby has given me. I’m grateful for how painting pictures on my nails has helped rekindle my love of making art, which had long ago started to fade because of insecurity, perfectionism, and practicality.
This has been a tough twelve months—a lot of change, a lot of frustration, and some very good but nonetheless stressful events. Thank God I’ve had something to take solace and delight in.