Mid-Twenties Life Crisis?

Ok, the title of this blog post may be a tad dramatic, which is why I placed a question mark at the end, but I keep wanting to do different things to my appearance lately and adding everything up makes me sound like I’m going through some sort of quarter-life crisis.

So, firstly before Christmas I was deliberating whether to get my nose pierced or not as I kind of thought that now I’m 25 I should either go for it now or forget it. However, I’m being a pussy and worried I’ll end up with a gross lump or scar if I take it out/when I wore a fake nose ring my mum said my nose looked fat, so I probably won’t bother unless I have a drink and feel ballsy. Thinking those things probably tells me I’m not cool enough to go for it so should probably stick to leaving my nose as it is. Thoughts?

Next, I’ve always wanted to do something different with my hair and I’ve tried the Bleach London semi-permanent dyes a few times which in the past may have seemed crazy for me as I never really venture away from blonde. However, since the Bleach London dyes only seem to last around 3 washes on my hair and don’t come out too well for me I keep toying with the idea of having my hair completely dyed pastel pink at the salon. This is all obviously fine and shouldn’t be considered a life crisis at all (how ridiculous) but I feel that I want to dye my hair a funky colour before its too late and I end up looking like a saddo. I’ll probably look back at this blog post in 5 years time with bright blue hair laughing at how pathetic I sound! In fact, if you’re older than I am and reading this you’re probably thinking ‘what a stupid girl’ and I don’t blame you! I’m a true believer that age is nothing but a number but at Christmas I got engaged and when I get married I definitely want to have blonde hair so I think if I get the pink out of my system I’ll be fine.

Also, I want to book another tattoo…but I’ve already got like 10 so thats normal for me.

Perhaps all these thoughts of doing some funky things to my appearance is more because these things are quite in fashion right now and I’m not just going a bit mental. So maybe I should ignore my judgmental thoughts and just go with the flow and follow my heart. You only live once and even if I have pink hair at 60 who really gives a damn?!

(Disclaimer: This is obviously supposed to be taken lighthearted and is more of a silly blog post)



  1. January 27, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    HAHAHA I love this and feel like this everyday!!! your lucky your blonde so its so easy to put different semi permanent colours on! dark brown is a nightmare!!! LOL

  2. January 28, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I really want to try my hair pink too. To be honest, I think all these thoughts are completely rational and it’s not like you’re going to rush out and do them all at once! It would be a gradual process and everything is temporary (except the tattoo obvs!)

    Katie <3

  3. February 1, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    i just turned 25 and have had many a quarter life crisis already haha, however dyeing my hair and getting a nose ring are two of the best things i’ve ever done, need some tattoos though!

  4. Elin
    February 3, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Hey Jordan,
    a couple of days ago I watched the Pixiwoo Tuesday chat episode with you in it and your story really touched me. Reading about (and watching) your life on your blog and your Youtube channel (of course I had to look them up!) and the things that you’ve been through is both absolutely heartbreaking and at the same time, very beautiful when seeing that shining spark in your eyes despite everything. Although it made me teary-eyed thinking about how unfair circumstances have been to you, I just know you’re strong enough to be nothing but alright and I think you do a really good job at both advocating safe driving, but also by spreading some light on the life situation for people with paralysis, both good and bad.

    Keep up the good work!
    / Your new Swedish follower

  5. elin1
    February 3, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Hi Jordan,

    (I tried to make a comment here before, but I think it disappeared somewhere.. but if you received it, or more like three of them, then just ignore this 😜). I discovered your YouTube channel the other day and after watching it and reading practically all of your blog posts (I just had to!) I just feel like.. wow! Hearing and reading about your story has been both absolutely heartbreaking (I got teary-eyed thinking about how unfair it all must have felt towards you) and yet, beautiful in a way. You’ve got that absolute spark in your eyes and I feel your strength through your words, I just now you’ll always be okay (even though that particular sentence might have sounded a bit too sentimental, but still!). I think your job with advocating safe driving is really admirable too, aswell as telling us about those daily situations that may only arise for someone with paralysis, that others may not be aware of.

    Keep up the good work and lots of love from your new Swedish follower!

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