I'm not sure if you guys have tattoo's as well....
I have "Fame & Misfortune" on my ribs, and everyone asks what it means but I can't really explain it. I found this post from my old blog from the day I got my tattoo. To me it all makes sense. Maybe this will help explain...
I can say without doubt that I know where I will be in 5, 10, even 15 years. I know I will amount to something because I believe in myself. I do thank you for all that you have shown me, for the person I am, and the person I will become. For these are the moments that leave a mark on a person. You begin to realize who you can trust, who you actually need, who is important, and in the end you too will see it , just look in the mirror.
The reflection that is bestowed upon me, is one of a girl who is beautiful, smart, successful, and unhappy. I failed, I got back up, and I accomplished things I never would have thought I could. I will not end this cycle of success or empowerment, but I will teach myself how to conquer all that is I.
There are no words to describe the everyday emotions that overwhelm my thoughts, but you won’t see it. You won’t hear about it, and you won’t feel it. I would never wish it on my worst enemy. Giving up is too easy, you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.
People are always rushing, running to catch a plane, running late for work, hurrying to get somewhere, but why? Time is the only constant in this world. It never changes, it always goes by at the same pace. Yes, this may be the human RACE, but what are we racing for? Last time I checked, the finish line wasn’t all that great….. When it ends, it ends.
I’m tired of waiting for things to happen, waiting for people to change, and waiting in general. From this day on, I will do things for me, I will make the best of this life and when I see the finish line, I hope everyone remembers the olympic gold I won.
Fame & Misfortune.
That's how I was feeling at the time I got the tattoo, and I truly hope I always remember that so I never get lost again. I look at my tattoo's (I actually have 6) and think about what they mean to me everyday.
Do you guys have tattoo's or things to keep you on track?