A project inspired by my disappointing knee-jerk judgements and evolving moral compass, I hope that What Are You Looking At? will take readers (and me!) on a journey of understanding, acceptance and growth. It's time to go beyond the predictable walls of the Mayberry-like bubble where I live and experience I'm not sure what. Real life? Humanity? Finding connection with people is the meaning of life, and I want to live my life in pursuit of just that. I finally figured out that no matter how different people look, at our cores we share the same everything.
I have many flaws, but one big one is that I generally don't put myself "out there" very often. In social situations I usually stick with who I know, try to fly under the radar and maintain the appearance that I am cool as a cucumber. Because of this, I know I miss out on getting to know some amazing people. But I just can't let myself take that leap. For that reason, I kept shooing away this book idea because it would involve me, an introvert, walking up to complete strangers and asking for a piece of their life. Hello, cojones. It's been gently nudging at me for a few years, and its persistence paid off. I know the timing is right because I'm actually excited about talking to strangers. I'm giddy about potential moments of transparency that I get to share with people covered in tattoos! Who am I?
I feel called to write this book. One, to send a message to all about acceptance and love, and two, to help me spiritually become the person I was designed to be.
Join me on my journey! Do you know someone who's tattoo tells an amazing story? Please get me connected with them! I plan to do some blogging about the people I meet along the way and share whatever lessons I am lucky enough to learn. Hoping there will be many.