My Semicolon Tattoo

As she asked about my tattoos she gently placed her hand on my shoulder and said, “Hey Ang, I’m glad you’re still here.” And in that moment I felt loved, seen and understood without having to explain a single thing more.

A semicolon is used in writing when an author could have chosen to end their sentence, but they chose not to. It’s a reminder that my story isn’t over – that despite the darkness I’ve faced, I chose to continue writing my story, one day at a time. It’s a symbol of strength and courage, a testament to the fact that I survived my darkest moments and emerged stronger than ever.

I want to remind anyone who may be struggling that you are not alone. Your story isn’t over, and there are people who care about you and want to help you through the tough times. Together, let’s continue to support each other, spread love and kindness, and remind ourselves that our stories are worth writing.