Rites of passage - rituals that mark a change in a person's social or sexual status - are often ceremonies surrounding events such as childbirth, menarche or other milestones within puberty, coming of age, marriage, weddings, and death.
So today I successfully navigated a modern rite of passage of sorts.
... if boobs were zits, mine would have spewed their juices all over the mammogram machine.
Yup, had my first ever mammogram today.
No, no, not to worry, there's no mysterious lump that needs a look-see; rather, my (suspect) OB/GYN is of the opinion that a mammogram should be done at age 35, and I'm not arguing, I'm all for establishing a baseline.
But maaaaan, my puppies got quite the smooshing! :p
... celebrated the successful navigation of this rite of passage with cookie dough :D