the semicolon project

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Heather eloquently express who we are – the clinically depressed. And, I now know what my next tattoo will be.


FullSizeRender-1FullSizeRender Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start talking, and talking about things that aren’t particularly easy.

We’ll start here: a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. 

In April I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. By the beginning of May I was popping anti-depressents every morning with a breakfast I could barely stomach. In June, I had to leave a job I’d wanted since I first set foot on this campus as an incoming freshmen because of my mental…

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2 thoughts on “the semicolon project

    LeAnna said:
    June 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I understand the crippling depression, and I like the semicolon idea. Thanks again.

      Michelle responded:
      June 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      I’m going to get this tattoo, as a reminder and touchstone of where I’ve been and to continue moving forward.

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