This started when I was teaching in public schools. I would paint my nails all crazy and fun because my kiddos always seemed to think it was fun to see what my nails looked like while I was doing a demo or talking up at the board. It was always a great conversation starter and, I figured that if they could see that I was human enough to do fun things with my nails, then I was human enough to have their trust to teach them as they deserved. Since I left the public classroom, now's it's become something that I use to express myself a little more just for fun.
I mostly take the time to do my nails on Wednesday nights while the boys are at Cub Scouts. This is my time to just chill, have a nice warm cup of tea (or sometimes, a glass of wine), put some re-runs of The X-Files (right now I'm about half way through Season 2) on Netflix, and decide how I want to do my nails for the week. I really enjoy this little ritual of mine because it is exactly that...mine. My time to myself to be a little fun and funky.