This is the first post of my 'Motivational Monday' project. I received such great feedback from when we did 'Motivational March' that I felt we should keep this going. If it helps me and it helps you stay positive and happy then I should try my best at doing so! & what better day to do it on.
I have spent so long telling myself that 'I am not a cool kid. How could I possibly have pink hair, a nose piercing & a leather jacket and get away with it. How could this sweet freckled skinned young girl pull that off?' Not only were these thoughts constantly running through my head, they were joined with worry. What would my grandparents think? What would my Father say? What disapproving comments would be thrown at me.
I am not one to rebel, nor do I want to. I really respect what my family think and their traditions. But when do those traditions and upbringing become a way of living... an unhappy life?
Actually what is 'rebelling' anyway? To be individual isn't really seen as non-conforming these days. To be individual is natural. Right?
I guess I have always just told myself that having visible tattoos and coloured hair is not me and I could never make that work, perhaps I imagined that I was from something like Pride and Prejudice... or maybe I once was! Then I started thinking things like 'If only I could guarantee that I had another chance at life once I die... I would paint myself with tattoos and pierce my nose and wear DMs and leather' but how ridiculous is that?!
The moment I realised just how ridiculous that was, I booked myself in for a tattoo. I got three that day. All on my wrist- yes, they are VERY visible.
At first I was slightly regrettable. I wanted to cry- how could I have done this.
Then I woke up in the morning, glanced at my wrist and felt proud of myself. It doesn't matter that my mother or father might not like it. It doesn't really matter what anyone thinks. All that matters is that we be the people we want to be. We go for those BIG dreams. We apply for that crazy job that we always wanted. We fly!
We simply be happy.
People will always have an opinion... it's what we do with their 'words' that matter. We need to do the things that make US happy, we only get one chance at this so why live life to please others?!
Ps. Since writing this post I have come to realise that we are all cool kids. Just incase you doubted yourself in any way at any point?!!
PPs. My tattoo on the left there is the Alchemy symbol for Copper and means Love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity--- It is everything I feel I represent and feel at times may need to be reminded of. & I blooming love it.