I’d like to take a minute to give a big thanks to summer in all her glory and heat.
I wish I could share all of the amazing and fun moments you gave me but mystery is sexy and not disclosing e v e r y t h i n g online has to still stand for something right?
But really, summer I’d like to thank you for all your awkward tan lines, farmers market trips, tequila, late nights, karaoke nights, visits from friends, visits to friends, brunches, for introducing me to rock climbing and just overall reminding me that life is fun.
You see I have this chronic problem with making things not fun. No I’m serious, like I make life not fun for myself and honestly probably for those in my close vicinity. I worry and stress and pull myself out of the present moment to be somewhere else- all the time. If this summer taught me anything it taught me to try my hardest to not do that.
To remember this summer and my newfound personal wisdom and revelation I decided that I’d get a tattoo – yes me- a tattoo! If you know me I’ve never ever, ever thought I’d get one because I hate needles and I mean hate them. I’ve passed out too many times when I have to do anything involving them. But, I felt inspired and more than that I felt a little invincible (and that’s really what Summer is all about right?).
I decided that for my 26th birthday I’d do the deed, problem was… I was indecisive. Surprising, I know- sometimes it could take me an hour to just pick out a new hair product or soap. Anyway, I couldn’t decide what I wanted so I just went with both ideas and ended up ‘all tatted up’ or at least that’s what the tattoo artist told me when we wrapped up my 13-minute tattoo session.
Now I’d like to take a moment to introduce all of you to these new friends,
Aren’t they little and great. I think they are and really- that’s all that matters. And yes… I can cover them up with watches or bracelet for future potential job interviews.
Here is what they mean to me and yes this is the short version. In tradition there is alot of meaning behind both but I tried to give a brief description for the purpose that I get a little embarrassed talking about personal stuff like that out-loud or on the keyboard.
The circle: first it reminds me that I’m not stuck, that I’m not in a stagnant place like a straight line but that life comes full circle and is always evolving and changing. It also represents ‘karma’ to me and reminds me that what goes around comes around and to just always be nice and accepting of the moment.
The 3 lines: well the 3 lines represent identity and past, present and future. It reminds me that what is important is the here and the now but that all three, past present and future all shape me. It reminds me to make smart choices and that my identity is mine. Each day, however mundane is helping shape whatever that is. It reminds me to trust myself and be present.
And that is my overly wordy explanation of that. Do you have a tattoo? Do you want a tattoo? If so what and what to do they mean to you?
Also, I just really want to stess how much I am thanking summer for those awkward tan lines.
Hope that September is treating each of you well and that fall is easing itself slowly into your lives. I’m personally ecstatic for sweaters, scarves, boots and hot things and yes I’m going to go there- pumpkins. I know, it’s sooo trendy to love fall but I just do. It’s my season circa 1987 bitches.