The Deeper Call of A Warrior

I’m different, and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had some success; I hope I have touched the lives of some wonderful people, all by being what I see as myself but some others people see as different.
— Johnny Weir
Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn’t.
— Phil Klay

If you don't give up easily, you're probably a warrior.

 When someone goes through an earthly hell, and all hope seems to vanish for good, they develop a valuable trait. With each subsequent step forward, the suffering one gains resilience. He or she acquires perseverance and strength.

 I will always be a warrior. Whether or not anyone observes the quality in me is not important. It is who I am. I will claim it, without remorse or apology. I am a female warrior. The outfit I have featured is inspired by that warrior deep within my soul.

 Often when I choose an outfit to wear to a special occasion or event, I will channel a part of my personality and incorporate a reflection of previous life experiences. My favorite hobby is bringing something into a fashion statement that represents who I am at a deeper level. That, of course, would be in addition to tattoos. All of my tattoos have been acquired in order to symbolize a specific spiritual growth or revelation. (Mind you, some of the tattoos featured in today's post are removable.)

 If you have not figured out what your personal style looks like, do not fear. The search does not end. It is eternal. I have been searching to define my style for over ten years, and I feel I am just now coming into a familiarity with it. There are parts of me that had hidden away from the world, unbeknownst to my conscious self, that are beginning to make their appearance. The little girl that loved sports more than sugar and life and everything nice became traumatized by completely losing every dash of hope in life years ago. She lost all reasons to dream. After loving myself well for the last few months, she has decided there is no more danger. She is coming outside to play (if you will allow me to speak in metaphors). She is coming outside to play short stop, of course. That is her dream position. She is dressed in athletic wear, and she is ready to take on the Giants, the Fiery Enemies, and the reigning world champions.

 Farewell. Mata ashita.