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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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The weather in Atlanta has been crazy lately. It’s like we skipped the Fall season altogether. The last week of October was warm and sunny but that first week of November was kind of unexpectedly cold. There was no between. No Fall.

Now I love the Fall and Winter months. They allow me to do some of my best dressing. I love layers and being able to play with different patterns. The colder months are perfect for that and even if it doesn’t really go together who cares, I’m a guy. No one expects me to be able to put an outfit together anyway.