So, I got this tattoo a few months ago. I didn’t tell anyone because this means so much to me and I didn’t want people to know this stuff about me.
It’s not just a tattoo. It means that I stopped cutting.
I wasn’t sure if I should post this or not but a friend of mine wanted to see it. So, if I post this, I at least want people to know the story behind it.
The lightning bolt stands for my favorite book. Struck By Lightning written by Chris Colfer. (If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely go to the next bookstore and buy it! It’s so worth it!)
This story helped me to survive High School. I don’t know what I would have done without it. Carson was everything I ever wanted to be and he taught me so much. I’m still not totally like him but I’ve gotten so much better and so much stronger.
This little lightning bolt is a reminder that I can do everything I want to and that it’s worth fighting for your dreams! It is also a reminder that I have survived and that I can do it again. I don’t have to hurt myself. I have amazing friends that I can talk to and who are there for me if I need them.
I have come so far and I’m proud of me!
I know I could have done it without this book but it would have taken me so much longer. I also know that Chris is never going to read this, but if you do, I just wanted to say thank you! This book means the world to me!
P.s. English is not my first language therefore I’m really sorry for all the mistakes I made!
This is a quote (slightly adapted - the original quote is boy who flew) from one of my favourite people - Chris Colfer. It makes more sense in context: throughout the book, you have excerpts of this little kid trying to write a story, and it starts out as this little kid who wants to fly, but doesn’t know how. And the kid tries to figure out how to fly, until he realises it’s not about wanting it - you have to be an active agent in your own life and do it: do it and trust that it’ll work out.
I’ve spent my whole life looking at things that I want to do, but giving myself a thousand reasons why for me, that’s not possible - why I can’t do it.