So... I had an inkling that something was afoot!
Yesterday, on my lunch break, I got my first tattoo.
I've spent many years wanting one, but never had enough meaning behind the want to justify sticking it on myself. I didn't want to resent it in later life.
About a month ago, I had the "back at work blues", and spent some time thinking about what was wrong, why I was feeling a bit average... perhaps even a bit below. I had some "emergency" time off work to figure out what's important - why I felt down.
After a lot of pondering, I decided I needed a balance.. a positive balance within myself. My engineering side (Dad) and artist side (Mum) decided to be friends - and together they came up with a design incorporating balance (yinyang), and positivity (a plus).
A friend has told me it looks like a cross and a tear drop which gave me a bit of a giggle. I can see it too :) but it's not my meaning. I find it curious and fascinating how different people interpret different things differently. I guess it depends on how their balance is fairing.
Anyway, It's a reminder for myself - for me to look at. It's on the inside of my left wrist, and so far, the longer it's on me the more I like it. It makes me feel elated - more so than I had imagined. Perhaps this is because I know it's right?
Who knows - it's awesome!