I know, I know. I did it again. Disappear from the face of the earth! I wish.
Last week was just too hectic. I’m going to complete the 3 day 3 quote challenge hopefully in 3 weeks 😉 It’s such a fun challenge that I’m still not forfeiting from. While in a camp to raise awareness of hypertension in a rural area, I played with a few strays and ended up with a pretty bad scratch. It didn’t help that I was surrounded by hypochondriac medical students who promptly made sure I got an anti-rabies shot and a tetanus shot in my butt. People my age like getting their butt poked with umm…’fun stuffs’ not SYRINGES handled by an annoyed nurse. *Sighs* 4 more lovely doses left. So there’s something to look forward to in this week after all!
Aand I got Inked! It was a rather impulsive and at the same time well-thought out act. I have always wanted a tattoo that meant something to me. (Something other than Robert Downey Jr’s head) I fell in love with the semi colon tattoo in 2013. Two little marks that mean so much.
I have horrible mood swings and sometimes I just don’t get up from my bed for days. I haven’t seen anyone about it because well..”There is nothing wrong with you! You are just stubborn and lazy.” Luckily for me I only get this streak once in a blue moon for no apparent reason. Mostly I’m a pretty positive happy person! This tattoo is to remind me that it’s just a little phase that will pass soon. It’s just a pause and not the end when I’m low. It’s to remind myself that I musn’t ever take what seems like the best option in that frame of mind like my cousin sister did, that is end her life because it’s just a SMALL PAUSE.
Moving on from the heavy talks, I got myself inked without telling anyone obviously. Their reactions to the news :
Mom: THAT’S IT! YOU ARE GOING TO DIE OF AIDS.
5 month pregnant sister : OMG! A PUNCTUATION MARK? Hahahahah so lame! I want a chinese letter. They look so cool.
Dad : How long will it stay?(thinks it’s temporary)
Conservative friends : You DO realise you aren’t going to get hired anywhere because of THAT. Right?
Classmates : DOCTORS aren’t supposed to get tattoos. What is wrong with you?
The reactions were priceless. 😀 While I genuinely love most of them, It is after all my decision. I’m going to be turning 21 soon and if I can’t get one of my wishes fulfilled because that’s not what’s ‘expected’ of me by society that’s just sad. I lived my whole life tiptoeing. Now that I have started walking- safely, with shoes on mind you!- it is inevitable that you hear my footsteps. 🙂
P.S. It’s a super tiny tattoo on my inner wrist because I did this purely for selfish reasons namely for myself! 😀