Before – Early October

In late October, I’ll be receiving a tattoo on my lower right leg. (I just typed ‘left leg.’ Oops. Better get my story straight.) I made the appointment in August and emailed ideas to the artist. Here is the description with photos for a design. I’ll post “After” to let you know how the experience unfolds and include pictures of the tattoo.

To tattoo artist: I’d like a 4-5 inch spray of wildflowers including cherry blossom, lavender, calendula, and a sunflower. This is to remind me that I choose life. Feel free to do your own artistic take so it doesn’t look like a common wildflower tattoo. Attached are pictures and the meaning of each flower.

  • lavendar – love
  • Sunflower – optimism, longevity
  • Calendula – joy, grace
  • Cherry blossom – time of renewal, life is short

Dear Reader;

My tattoo represents my acceptance and embrace of life, however long I live. Most important to me are optimism, joy, grace, and, above all, love. No matter how terrible depression gets, I make this commitment to myself: I will choose life. Look for the “After” post the last week of October!

Sara Z

Published by Sara Z

Writing is one of my passions. Most blog entries are relatively short articles regarding a wide variety of topics. I'm a middle-aged wife and mother of two adult sons. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and retail clerk. Staying home now due to fibromyalgia. Seeking purpose.

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