Sunday, July 18, 2010

Why Freedom?

Aint' it cute?

It hurt like hell and I don't remember my first one hurting this much. The artist said that the location of my first one (right leg, just above the ankle) should have hurt more than this one. Maybe I just have selective memory.

No matter, it's done now and I'm pleased.

Why "Freedom"? you may be asking.

Why not freedom, my friends.

Isn't that what we all want? To be free? Free from guilt, free from pain, free from fear, free from oppression.

I just want to be free to be exactly who I am. I will never again hide who I am because of fear of acceptance. For years I pretended ... I put on a show ... because I didn't think who I really was would be accepted.

Crazy I tell you, just crazy. I'm awesome just the way I am. With all my faults I am just wonderful. Sure we all have things about ourselves that we want to change. Sometimes I wish I was a little more outgoing and made friends more easily. But for the most part, I love me, baby. And if the next one can't see the awesomeness that is standing in front of him, well that is his loss. For real. I enjoy me and I enjoy my company.

Today I am free. No longer trapped in a whirlwind of deception. I sleep well at night. I am blessed. I am surrounded by love.

And for these things, I am so grateful.


Luv said...

i love it!!!! simply love it.. when i saw the pic of it i was like wow, freedom, that's it..that's what i am working towards... freedom in everyting.

i am so happy for you..i see you been keeping with your goal of paying your debt..keep pushing, you almost there.

this journey we call life is just getting good. i hope you are enjoying your transformations as much as i enjoy reading about them

Kristy said...

I love it too! There is so much to be grateful for and appreciate right here and now!

TJ said...

What a way to live! Congratulations!

LadyLee said...

I love the new mindset. I'm just now understanding that doing things based on the approval of others is fruitless. Unsatisfying. Best to be free. But with freedom comes loss of those who can't except it.

And that's cool. Even essential.

Good for you.That tat... That's a good thing to see every time you look in the mirror.

Emma @ Divorced Before 30 said...

Fabulous. Love the meaning, love the design. Thank you so much for visiting my blogoir last week on my SITS day. I am happy to find your blog, too!

Vivianne's Vista said...

"I just want to be free to be exactly who I am. I will never again hide who I am because of fear of acceptance."

Beautiful. All of it. Just beautiful. You almost convinced me to run out and get a tatoo like that... but that fear of needles is kinda strong...

prioritybooks said...

Life is too short not to go for all you want- just do it and feel good. Nice tattoo!