It actually started at a school event where we were asked to decorate a mirror based on how we perceived ourselves. At that time, I was really into sports (okay...nothing has changed) so I picked a word that really resonated with me and my experiences with that. I learned that without practice, hard work, and passion nothing can be achieved. And I also learned that no matter how far behind you are, you can always come back and win it all- if you believe. Started from the bottom, now we're here. See? Drake knew it. The Biebs knew it. We all know that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. (I told you it would be cheesy.)
Believing in yourself, believing in others, believing in love, believing in miracles, believing that your hard work will earn you that A or your dream job. Believing in a higher being, believing that things will get better, believing that everything happens for a reason.
So that's why I got my tattoo. To always remind myself and others that whatever life brings, you have to believe in something, anything. It's on my left collarbone so it's always visible in the mirror and close to my heart. (Again with the cheese...)