I got “live the dash” tattooed on my foot because it actually means something to me. I lost who I was for a while and was trapped in my own little world of self-pity and depression. One day it just clicked in my head that I needed to stop that. I needed to stop doing what everybody else wanted and do what I wanted. Focus on me. Live how I want to live. It’s a daily reminder that none of us know when we’re gonna leave this earth, so we need to live it while we can.
I don’t need you to save me. I’ve gotten pretty good at saving myself. But some days I am tired and weary and just plain empty, and if you could hold me close on those days and tell me you love me, and you wish you could fight my battles for me, that will be enough. Just knowing you’re there beside me will always be enough.