I haven't been sure whether I should post this particular challenge. I know not everyone approves of this kind of thing (sorry Nanny!).
In the spring I did something scary. I jumped off a cliff! Into a Mexican river! Twice! It was quite a rush. But the amount of adrenaline coursing through my body then was nothing compared to how I felt Tuesday morning. I was completely on edge! I couldn't relax. And I drank way more coffee than I'm used to. Why was I so nervous? Because I had an appointment that day at noon to get a tattoo (or two).
I've wanted to for a while, but never would have had the nerve to actually go do it if not for my sister-in-law. Tasha and I talked about it at Christmas time last year, and decided we would go together...in May for our birthdays. Obviously it didn't happen in May, but once we got enough recommendations for a tattoo place and decided to book it, the only date available before December was October 2nd.
This picture shows me completely on edge from the adrenaline and nervousness. Do I hide it well enough?
|Pardon the 12-year-old-inspired hair style. I just quickly swept it off to the side to keep it out of the way.|
And here are the finished tattoos! #1: A simple heart. My kids asked me why I got a heart. I told them it's to show that I will love them and their daddy forever and ever.
#2: A quill pen. To remind me to keep writing. People who see it keep calling it a leaf. It's actually a feather, you know the kind of pen Shakespeare would have used. Once the swelling and scabbing goes away in a few days, it will be subtle white, not pink.
Thank you so much Tasha for helping me to stay calm, keeping me company as I nervously babbled through the process, and giving me the courage to finally do something that meant a lot to me.
Now readers, I'd love to know how friends have helped you do something scary Or is there anything you're afraid to do that a friend could help you get through?
Day One: 31 Days to Real-Life Relationships