1 Year Older – 1 Year Wiser – 1 Year Whatever I Want It To Be

Oh a year older into my 30’s. I have now hit 31. I sure don’t feel 31, which is what matters. I feel like I’m the healthiest, fittest, happiest, most confident woman than I ever have been in my life. It feels amazing!!

Last year, for my 30th, I went Sky Diving. I decided last year that every year in my 30’s, on my actual birthday, I want to do something I’ve never done before. I would like to actually make this a trend for the rest of my life. Why not? It makes my birthday and living life that much more exciting.

So what have I decided to do for my birthday this year that I’ve never done before? I’m getting my first tattoo! This is something I’ve been contemplating for 10 whole years. Yet, I did not want to just ‘get a tattoo’. I wanted something meaningful and powerful to me. I mean, this is going to be on my body for the rest of my life.

Two weeks ago, it hit me like a ton of bricks. In the morning one day, I knew for my 31st birthday I wanted a tattoo. That same day, only within an hour later, I did some searching online, and just knew right away what I wanted. I discovered the Lotus Flower and the Om. Both of which have powerful meanings to me in my life currently, and where I want my life to continue going.

The Lotus Flower represents spiritual awakening, divine beauty, purity of the body, mind and spirit. It symbolizes struggle, overcoming difficulties and changes in life. The Om represents the state of consciousness and the state of being awake. Deep sleep and the dream state, as well as being aware of yourself and everything around you.

These two symbols are everything I’ve experienced in my life over the past 6-7 months. It’s been an amazing journey!! And it’s where my path will continue going. I have picked out a few different Om and Lotus Flower symbols that I want to combine into my own. I will share photos later when it’s done today.

I must add, the last thing I need is someone trying to talk me out of this. This tattoo is a spiritual thing for me and is what I want to do. Key word ‘I’. I’ve had a few people try and talk me out of this, or tell me I’m making a big mistake, or are just plain negative about it. I’m sorry, but is this YOUR body or MINE? I believe it’s mine. And last time I checked, I can make my own choices for my own body, thank you.

So please keep the negativity and advice to yourself. If I want your advice, I will ask for it. Plus, if by chance I feel I made a mistake later, how else would I know without learning from my own mistake? Rant over. Any positive words to share with me on this exciting day and experience, please feel free to do so!

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Aloha and Welcome! I am Elizabeth Cunningham - the sole creator of Elizabeth Dabbles - www.elizabethdabbles.com. I graduated from the University of South Florida where I received my Bachelor of Art's degree in Creative Writing. Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a little, young peanut. I remember sitting by the window on rainy days writing poetry when I was in elementary school. Creativity has been running through my veins for as long as I can remember. I've dabbled in scrapbooking, creating greeting cards, poetry and now sharing my perspectives on life. I mostly blog about my deep thoughts, opinions and other perspectives. Focusing on finding the silver lining in every situation. As well has having a positive outlook on life. Some of my posts can be inspiring to others. My other main interests are Traveling and Fitness/Health. I truly live life to the fullest because, let's face it, life is too short! I hope you stay along for the ride!

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