Before graduating from college, Marion and I decided to get tattoos of special meaning to us. But we never pushed through; I was afraid it will hinder something in med school then. Excuses, excuses.
Now that I am almost 24 (in a couple of weeks), Just last July 4th, I decided to do something that will liberate me, literally.
I've considered myself as a very independent woman. I've been living independently since I was 19 and the support and love I get from my family and the people around me is essentially why I am who I am.
I stumbled across this latin quote 'Alis volat propiis' just last 2011 and then on, I have decided that this is the perfect quote that captures my life and the in betweens.
"She flies with her own wings" is its direct translation in english. I feel like this encapsulates my life and it's 3 forms: the past, present and future.
A bird like every living creature starts as a fragile being; weak, vulnerable, helpless.
Then in its proper time, the flightless little bird slowly molds itself to what its destiny is; to fly with its own wing.
As it soars high, it learns that life is full of up's and downs, but it never breakaway from its calling to sail through life; tearing hindrances apart.
This tattoo is a tribute to my (almost) 24 years of falling, standing up and breathing in between life's gracious moments and uplifting extremes;
It is with great pleasure that I will keep this in me forever.