Well, first off, let's address the elephant in the room ...
Since I "came out" about my hippie secret, though, I've been asked quite a lot about why I choose to hide them away in my bra. Why not just wear a bracelet or something?
At first I'd always say it's because I didn't want a big orb hanging around my neck or a massive obelisk dangling from my ear that screams "helllllppp meeeeee" or "hippppppiiiieeeee."
While it's true that I don't want a gaudy pendant clashing with my outfit, there's a little more to it than that. There's something about why I hide them that makes me a little nervous to speak up about. But now that I'm wearing a hunk of aquamarine to give me a little courage, I can share the real reason I starting shoving healing crystals into my bra:
I made the decision that it was no one else's business what I was working toward in life, so I hid the evidence that I was working on anything at all. And more importantly, it was no one else's responsibility to get me there, so why share?