Be Brave, Be True!
I was fed up! Mostly with myself. I wondered if I wrote BE TRUE on my wrist if I would see it often enough to remind myself to stop trying to please the whole world? I was 39 years old and still had not figured out that being me was enough. I was trying to learn that if it wasn’t enough it wasn’t my problem. I figured writing it with sharpie would get old so why not just tattoo it.
I had gotten a tattoo when I was 18 on my hip and it was the most painful thing I’ve ever endured….at that time (fast forward, having babies is a bit more). As I considered the idea I liked it more and more. So, for my 40th birthday I tattooed be true and be brave on my wrists. When I arrived for my appointment, the front door to the shop was open and I could hear the whirring of the needle as I walked up, I almost turned around and left. However, I decided if I was tattooing be brave on my wrist this was the time to start.
A year later I was sitting in a Starbucks trying to decide on a name for my new idea, a retreat business. I was working on a business plan where I would raise $700,000 to purchase a home and furnish it lavishly so I could run retreats. I was typing away about what the atmosphere would be like. I wanted it to be a place of peace and solitude for people to come and learn to love food and be pampered. I wanted it to be a place of contentment, to be warm and inviting, to be peaceful and relaxing.
As I stopped typing for a moment and relaxed my hands, I caught sight of my tattoos. I burst out crying as I realized it should be…. A place to BE. I had started this whole circle by being true and brave to my idea! I wanted people to come and BE themselves.
That November I met Pam. I didn’t raise the money and I didn’t get the house, but it brought me something better. If I hadn’t written it I may not have said in the last few minutes of our meeting together…”I also kind of had this idea and wrote a business plan for retreats”. We may never have started our adventure together.
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