YES, you read it right! A couple weeks ago I got my first tattoo, ever! January 26th, to be exact :) It's a black semicolon on my right wrist. It was a spur of the moment decision and I'm really proud that I got it done. YOU are the first to see it here! I have NOT posted this anywhere else on social media yet!!! :)
Honestly....I've never really wanted to get a tattoo until about a month ago. I just wasnt sure how I felt about permanent ink on my body for the rest of my life. To me, it's a big decision because you can't take it back. But when I heard about "Project Semicolon" (www.projectsemicolon.org) I was incredibly inspired. This hits home for me. On their website Project Semicolon states, "PROJECT SEMICOLON IS A GLOBAL NON-PROFIT MOVEMENT DEDICATED TO PRESENTING HOPE AND LOVE FOR THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, SUICIDE, ADDICTION AND SELF-INJURY. PROJECT SEMICOLON EXISTS TO ENCOURAGE, LOVE AND INSPIRE."
The semicolon in a sentence is like a "pause", and like a semicolon this is just a pause. Your life is not over. Your story is not over. Sometimes people with mental illness fight some of the hardest battles...and no one even knows it.
Thanks to my friend Lauren for doing this tattoo for me! She is very, very gifted!