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Pursuit of it All

Tattoo Note to Self: “You Can.”

A few weeks ago I got a tattoo.

I know, I know, people get them all the time. It’s not exactly life shattering news.

I’ve been wanting one since college, actually. I just never quite found my forever design. Until one day in 2020 I was hit with a simple message of wisdom that resonated with me so completely that I knew it was meant as a guide for the rest of my years on the planet.

“You can.”


So damn perfect.

Because, let’s face it. Life is hard. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually. Some days it takes all you’ve got to just make it to the bed at night.

I had the phrase placed somewhere somewhere significant. I wanted it to serve as an ever-present visual.

It’s my forever reminder of inspiration, strength and tenacity. It’s a guide through hard times, big tasks and audacious goals. At the same time it’s also a permission slip to say no, put myself first or walk away from a toxic situation.

Because I should and I CAN.

Huge props to Classic Electric Tattoo & Body Piercing for this baby. I love her.

Blogger. Marketer. Deadline juggler. Flibbertigibbet. A fan of all things glitter and girly, Jen’s passions include gabbing with girlfriends, running marathons, sipping (okay, gulping) cocktails and waxing poetic about the tortured soul of Professor Snape. Rarely found without her nose in a book (or her iPhone), she acknowledges that her level of geekery might not be for everyone. Consider yourself warned. Her ultimate goal in life is to be a professional wanderer of the internet or Amy Poehler’s BFF. (Both totally accomplishable, of course.)

Comments (1)

  • Linda winter

    My daughter is awesome!!


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