I received a comment on my Instagram last night from a very sweet reader. She asked me what the tattoo on my ankle says. To be honest I never thought twice about it or even to share. I wasn’t sure if it was anything of interest. It is something that I have had for so long. I often times forget it is even there. While I share a big part of me and my passion through this blog I am still very private and reserved in many ways. Having a blog has brought so many blessings but still at times can be very daunting. You have to learn not everyone is going to like you and more than that you have to learn that it is okay if everyone doesn’t like you! You have to become comfortable with the fact that people you have never met will dislike you for reasons you can’t control. Thankfully I have encountered nothing but amazing men and women alike through this blog. That being said I never want any of you to feel nervous or afraid to ask me anything or even offer suggestions. I can’t promise I will always answer them but I can promise I will always try and love sharing with ya’ll. Anyways, I diverse, in case any of the rest of you were wondering the tattoo on my inner ankle says “forever young” in my handwriting. When I get stressed… nervous… overwhelmed… even sad at times, I tend to sit criss-cross with my inner ankle facing up at me. Without sharing too much detail of what exactly was going on I will say I got this at a rough point in my life as a reminder. I am not by any means saying my life is bad, it is amazing and there are so many things I am grateful for with every breath I take, but I think we have all had those obstacles we had to overcome and encountered a rough patch or two of some sort along the way.
“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” -Gabrielle Williams