“I got a tattoo and I am getting a divorce.”
As I started to embrace my “next,” I made some choices to embrace my new independent self including getting a tattoo that served as a daily reminder that I was on the right path.
I got the tattoo when I knew divorce would be my path yet I had not told my ex yet. He never wanted me to get a tattoo; quite honestly, I didn’t think I would ever get one. The day after I decided that I would pursue the divorce without hesitation, I had an aha moment and knew exactly what felt right.
Imagine is my Dad’s song. When my Dad showed up for me over the last 4 yrs, I always found a little stone that said “imagine” that I would purchase. One of these stones is pewter and I felt like it would be perfect for my inner left wrist.
When I struggled in the last few years, I would sometimes write “ok” in the same spot. It is a private spot that is not intended to draw attention to it. It is a reminder that I can always imagine a bigger, brighter future.
Pretty sure my friend’s mouth dropped when I dropped my one-liner, I know her friend’s did.
That was the week I truly started embracing this new life of mine.