"One day, you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." Paulo Coelho
I turned 30 this year and I decided that this would be the year that I stop procrastinating and putting things off. Since becoming a mum I have become ferociously aware that time is fragile. I wanted to make my 30th year the year that that things change, the year that I learn to be fearless and start doing those little things I've put off because of anxiety or fear.
So, a few months ago I got my first tattoo!
Being tattooed is something I've wanted for so long and I'm shocked that I've waited until my 30th year to start my inky journey. In a way, I'm kinda glad for the wait though because it means I'm not going to regret impulse decisions. I stumbled upon the most amazing artist earlier this year and I knew instantly that I wanted her to tattoo me. I was thrilled when she worked from a photograph of Elsie to draw up a perfect little portrait that I'll get to keep on my leg forever. It's just my kind of thing, I love it!
The process of being tattooed didn't hurt half as much as I thought. And once it had healed it wasn't long I went back for my second one, a little nod towards Miss E and her love of bunnies!
I really, really love them both so much and I can't wait to have my next one!
So, what's next for my year of change? Learning to drive, travelling.... argh, so much I want to do!