I am just becoming aware that folks are getting anchor tattoos with the phrase “i refuse to sink” on them. as many have pointed out, that does seem a bit contrary. i do in fact have an anchor tattoo. i got it almost 5 years ago, and it has my son’s name along with it, since he has been my anchor since he was born. he keeps me grounded, and my duty as his mom is always what keeps me focused, even i’m going through the most difficult times. i’m not going to lie…there have been times where i’ve felt like i just wanted to end my life. and i can’t say for sure if i would still be alive today if it weren’t for that little man that i’m forever responsible for. he has most likely saved my life. i always knew that if i did follow through with ending it, it would break his heart and forever change his life.
there are still some days where i just want to give up and disappear. but my anchor keeps me in place :)