I forgot how amazing it feels to stay up all night and watch the sun rise.
It's really those simple little things in life that can totally give you the refreshment you need. Not necessarily physical refreshment, because I am pretty freaking tired right now.. But more along the lines of a mental and emotional refreshment.
I've found that it's really the simple things in life that do that for me, whether it be coloring or taking a walk by myself. I find that these little things allow me to focus on what's really important; me.
These things are liberating in a sense that they are complex enough to forget or mask the excess in your life, yet effortless enough to get carried away.
This, my friends, is called meditation. It restores balance and peace upon the meditator and allows them to regain balance within their mind, body, and soul. I believe this is absolutely crucial to being human. The universe is a working entity, and we are just going with the ebb and flow of its waves. The current can be incredibly stressful, and like with all things that reside within it, we become weathered.
Like a mineral or stone. We become weathered from the flow, so eventually our true, beautiful selves shine through from the experience, and we become crystals. Meditation eases the tumble, and polishes our shine.
Whoah. I certainly didn't think I was capable of such a beautiful metaphor..
Regardless, I hope this means something you. Go meditate. Live in the moment, and refresh your mind.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
So one of my beautiful best friends and I were bored yesterday. We were sitting in my school's fast food place and decided, split decision: let's go get tattoos.
You ain't got nothin' on us.
We stroll into Mantis Tattoo in Jeanette, PA, like 10 minutes before closing and just put it all out on the table:
Us: "We want tattoos."
Kind lady: "Do you know what you want?"
So, we ended up getting cutesy little hearts behind our ears. They're precious, and I'm so happy I did this. I feel like if we didn't go out on a limb and spontaneously do this, we would have never of done it. We have so many more ideas now that we can't wait to get done..
For now, here is my cutesy little heart:
I'm obsessed. I love it. The only thing right now is that my neck hurts like a bitch. Totally worth it..
The aftercare is standard: I use Dial Gold liquid antibacterial handsoap to clean it 2-3 times a day. I use warm water first to clean it, and then cold water to "shock" the ink.
And then I just put a small layer of Eucarin Original hand lotion on it and that's it.
I can't reiterate enough how glad I am that I did this. I have wanted tattoos for the longest time, and I finally had the courage to do it. I'm not afraid of needles, but more or less afraid of..well..judgement. And you know what? I don't care anymore, it's MY body!
This short post is about me telling you about my new tattoo..but it's also to document my growth as an independent. And so far, I like where it is going!
Snapbacks and tattoos are a real thing for me now,