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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Key to being Happy

Would you like to know how I’m starting to become happier? I stopped worrying about other people’s business and what they have going on. If it doesn’t directly affect me then, honestly I don’t really care. I can’t let your problems affect me and the problems I have as well.

We all have problems so why waste time worrying about someone else’s?  Unless I have found a way to solve their problem then it just doesn’t make sense. If gay people want to get married, let them. If people want to wear their hair in braids, let them. Hell, if they want to run around buckey nekkid (RIP Bernie Mac) let them. If their problems have nothing to do with you then guess what? Don’t worry about it. That is my key to happiness.