When You Believe…

sem·i·co·lon

ˈsemēˌkōlən,ˈsemīˌkōlən/

noun

a punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.

Every tattoo on my body has some personal meaning to it. This is a marking that, unless I have it covered, I will bear for the rest of my life as a message to the world as to what I am about or was going through at the time. This is my newest addition.

As an mental health advocate and survivor of suicidal thoughts and depression I chose the word believe with a semicolon replacing the letter ‘i’.

This tattoo encourages me to bel;eve that things will be better and that this is not the end of my journey.

It’s one thing to just say aloud or to myself that even though times are hard that they will be better and things will be okay. It’s a total difference when you actually bel;eve that things will be better or different.

The bel;ef in a better way is what makes it happen. When you truly bel;eve that you will be okay, you will be. You have to bel;eve.

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Clutter free

Being able to reinvent myself is such a good thing for me. I can start all over fresh with a clean slate.  I think a minimalist lifestyle works best for me.

I used to be all about collecting things. I felt like having things gave me purpose. I was so wrong. All that did was weigh me down. For example, at one point I had over 300 pairs of shoes only to wear about 10 or 15 on a regular basis. I had some of them just to have them. Ridiculous.

The less I have the less cluttered my brain can be. The less cluttered my brain the better I can think. The better I think the better I write.