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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Inked Up

Tattoos are kind of addicting. It’s been about a little over a year since my last one and I’m itching to get something new. The problem is that I have no idea what I want to get. I have a few different ideas but nothing narrowed down so far.

All my tattoos are what I like to call ‘business tattoos’ because they can be covered with a long sleeve shirt. I will never get anything on my neck or hands or any place that can’t be easily covered. What I get is an important decision. I don’t want to get just anything, it has to have some type of meaning to it. Maybe I’ll think of something soon because I’m itching for some new ink.

I think tattoos are addictive. I don’t know what it is about them but I’m always looking for the next. I think I’m going to end up running out of space before I run out of ideas.