Wednesday May 3rd- Blogger Challenge
I would think as a mascot a little like a good luck charm, something to focus positivity on, something to refer to or look back on when things are getting tough.
Quite funny that when I got up this morning and saw the challenge I could feel something under my foot. It was a tiny silver dragonfly that was on my bedroom carpet. It had come of a bracelet I had bought from eBay about 18months ago which symbolised ed recovery. It was quite flimsy and had broken one day, with the red beads going into the bin I thought the dragonfly had flown off into the abyss!!
I had my first tattoo about 18 years ago and have had 5 more since then. Most have represented a person or a part of my life. The roadrunner on my left shoulder I had on my late Fathers 70th Birthday as it was his favourite cartoon character. The rose on my chest I had after the separation from my first husband, the cupcake on my right shoulder was to signify the 'cupcake queen' and my journey into recovery. The tattoo I have on my stomach was probably the most impulsive and was done in November 2010 when I had reached a low point with my eating disorder and had made a conscious decision to recover. It is a reminder of the pain that anorexia has caused to myself and those around me and also a reminder of what I have achieved and the strength that I have. Excuse the picture quality it was taken straight after .
I had a bracelet which I wore throughout my illness, I bought if from Neda. well a friend in America bought it on before of me and posted it as it was not available in the UK. It was silver with a denim strap. It had the engraving,'be comfortable in your own genes' on it. I would look at it throughout the day and focus on why I was trying to get better, it was a comfort and reminder of how individual I was.
When I began to recover and indeed was comfortable in my genes, I passed the bracelet onto a friend who I would like to say it gave her some focus or comfort. I feel sad that she is still struggling and hope she is still reading my blog :(