Hi guys. Just popping back in briefly to show you this beautiful work by @stevegillespietattoo. It's my 40th birthday present to myself and the meaning is simply that it's beautiful and I always want to remember I can give that to myself. Beauty, that is.
The biggest gift of age and sobriety has been finally, truly, deeply knowing I can stand in my own center and be at home there. I can take care of me. I can be who I needed when I was younger. I can be who I need now. I can count on me. And I can stand tall knowing I'm a woman of dignity and honor.
Still taking a break from here, but I miss you all and will be back when I've delivered on my own promise for the book! In the meantime, if you're near Salem, MA, visit @witchcityink and ask for Steve. He's done all my work except for one piece and he's a genius with color and detail. We listened to 80's pop for the 4.5 hours I sat in the chair yesterday and he let me sing badly. #wearetheluckiest