“Be daring. Be different. Be impractical. Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play it safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton
Over the weekend, my cousin (and long-time best friend) visited from Missouri and we had an amazing time catching up. It is always such a blessing to have people in your life who make it feel like nothing has changed since the last time you saw them, even though it’s been ages and, in fact, everything has changed! It is a comfort to have a friend who knows me completely inside and out. Being around my dear friend, Ali, just feels like home! We are goofy and fun and out of control! I love that and LOVE her!
We used to work together at the Renaissance Festival so we had to go visit the fun. Her parents still work at the festival and Ali’s visit was a great surprise for them. Plus, it was Star Wars weekend, making it even better!
Afterwards, we went to get matching tattoos with my sister (and business partner), Sierra. We have always wanted to get something matching, eternalizing our fricking awesome friendship! We have been thinking hard on what we all wanted, something to match all our personalities. We were very happy with our choice!
STAY WILD AND FREE
So why did we pick wild and free? Soooo many good reasons!
Wild: (adj) 1. Living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated; 2. uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure
We chose the word wild because it perfectly describes our behavior when we are together. We thirst for adventure. We do not like to follow a set rule; we make our own. We are goofy, over-the-top, and out of control. Not in the way you’d think, like passed out drunk at the party wild. But in a childlike way, our imagination taking over!
As we grow older, one big fear is that we are losing our untamed personalities to fit the “mold” of adulthood. We wanted a good reminder that our sense of adventure and silliness can co-exist with our adult life. Our personalities can still shine!
Free: (adj) 1. not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes; 2. not physically restrained, obstructed, or fixed
Free!!! My #1 desire and priority in life. Freedom is such a precious gift! We love to dream and, in doing so, shape our own lives, regardless of the limitations the world decides to throw at us. Possibility is everywhere! We want to embrace freedom to be ourselves. Freedom to experience things we find important, not what the media tells to enjoy. We want to enjoy the freedom create our own path that suites our needs when the way of the world does not. Free to be passionate, to be daring, to be fierce.
It is my biggest hope that in placing these tattoos on our bodies, we will continue to be brave in our fight against the ordinary!
Much love! Taryn xoxo