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Mona Bethke

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March 17, 2017 – Anomaly

A lifetime of being told I’m, unique and different, created a mindset that often those were not complimentary words. I always felt like an anomaly.

An ambigram is a word that can be read in more than one direction, where the word reads the same when upside down.

I fell in love with this ambigram and my daughter found one she loved, so off we were again, getting bonding tats!

I was blown away by the idea of having an ambigram with one of my favorite words – anomaly. This particular tattoo had everything to do with embracing myself, loving myself, and accepting myself. Growing up, all of those things were difficult for me. I hated looking at my reflection in the mirror, I always felt awkward and ugly. Different. I loathed my hair and my nose. The only thing I liked about myself was my eyes, because they were the one thing about me that made me feel special. Green eyes are not common.

Green eye color is the rarest color found around the world, and it is estimated that only around 2% of the world’s population has green colored eyes.

So, yes, aside from that, there was nothing I embraced with kindness and love.

The placement of the tattoo was equally well thought out. Placing it on my neck, put an imaginary line of strength so I could always hold my head hight and present a sense of power and strength. I may be an anomaly, but I have accepted all that makes me different.

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