I know that I am going to shock a lot of people when I go back for my class reunion this year. The last time most of them saw me, I was an overweight kid who was kind of shy. I changed though. I am fit now, and I have the confidence of ten men. I think what may also shock them is the tattoo sleeve that I now have. It is really what has helped me gain that much confidence. I was always living for other people, and wanting their approval.
When I stopped doing that, I realized I was much happier. I joined a gym and lost 50 pounds, and I started lifting weight to have the muscle that I do now. I also started getting tattoos because I love the self expression that is seen in them. I wanted something that represented strength on me, so I chose animals. Continue reading