Sunday, September 23, 2012

The deed is done!

So this is my new tattoo! If you remember I had mentioned before wanting to get one like this. 

Since this isn't a well known image I'm going to use this blog time to explain what this image is and what it means to me. 

This awesome bad ass tattoo is derived from character Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galatica. People have their own opinions of getting character tattoos and that's fine, but live and let live right? 

Kara was a awesome woman who stood up for what she believed in even when everyone thought she was crazy and wrong. She was the one who saved the human race. Granted, I'm no fighter pilot,  nor a fictional character, but I still love what she stands for. To me this tattoo reminds me to stand up for myself, be a bad ass and don't take crap from people. I've been pushed around and walked on to many times in my life and I feel a healthy dose of bad ass is needed. 

Also, I feel like BG is one very well written show. They wrapped a lot of different elements into one and kept the story line moving and intense. As a writer myself this is the type of writing I want to write. Many things may be going on in my stories but I want to be a master weaver and tie all my ends together. 

I changed this tattoo a bit from Kara's in that it doesn't have the Capricorn Constellation on it, but instead the symbol for Virgo, which is my sign. 

Think what you want about my tattoo and decision to get it. Just know that when we are all sitting in nursing homes, all the kids are going to pick me to be their adoptive grandma!!! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quietly chugging along

For the past few weeks my life has been pretty dang awesome. I was uncertain about my birthday, and the fact that September can usually be a scary month for me (reminders of sad things happen in September). This year though, totally not the case! I've been doing awesome at getting myself out of my comfort zone, meeting new people, reading books that I want, saving for my tattoo, and working on my weight loss!

I've started to realize all the things stressing me in life are just simply not worth it. Most of them are things I can't control, or if I can, I just need to make minor changes, which is fine. I'm all about getting to the place in my life where I'm totally confident in who I am, what I stand for, and unashamed about it. No more is Miss questioning herself! I'm here, I'm bad ass, and that's just how it is.

This is all really showing in my writing. I'm still working on writing more often, but when I do my characters share this edgy persona that I'm emitting myself. I know when I go back to edit this might change some, and they will become their own persons, but for now I'm okay with it.