The Meaning Behind My Tattoo

If you follow me on Snapchat you probably noticed I got a new tattoo. This would be my second tattoo and I absolutely love it. It's so simple looking but has a lot of meaning to me.

The first reason I decided to get an arrow tattoo was as a reminder to myself that I get to choose which direction I go in my life. I need this reminder for a few reasons. 

I'm the type of person that wants to do what I should do. I'm always worried about what is expected of me, versus what I actually want for myself. When I look back on a lot of decisions I've made I'm not 100% sure who I made them for - me, or somebody else. I feel a lot of pressure coming from a lot of different places: society, family, friends, my own assumption. I've mentioned this in another post before as well. 

I need to remember that I have to live with the decisions I make and I need to do what makes me happy - period. 

This tattoo is a constant reminder that I need to rid my mind of all the clutter that's coming from other judgements or expectations about my life, and just do me

After I decided to get the arrow tattoo I decided to do a Google search for the meaning behind an arrow tattoo. That search led me to this....

This couldn't be any more perfect for me. In my life, I've had to overcome some obstacles. There have been times when I didn't think I had a future ahead of me, but I set my mind straight and like the quote says, I focused and kept aiming forward.

I truly believe that everyone needs to go through difficult times before they can feel real happiness. Nothing good comes easy. Even now there are things I want in my life that come at a cost. I can't complain about the hard times I have to go through because they will be worth it when it's all over. Take blogging for example. If I want to do this full time and hope to make this my career, I have to go through the difficulties first. I have to write posts, even when I don't want to, I have to sacrifice plans with my friends sometimes to catch a really helpful webinar, I have to lose some sleep over the wonders that are social media. This isn't going to be easy, nothing is.

This meaning also relates to my first tattoo ... but that story is for another day.

Do you have any tattoos? Tell me about them!

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