“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers”.
My favorite part of the bible is Proverbs. I have been reading Proverbs daily for 15+ years to continue to gain insight and wisdom to help me daily. I share this process with anyone who will sit still and listen to me and have convinced a few others to join me on this journey.
One of my 2022 goals was to read more and expand my readings beyond Proverbs. Psalms was recommended and I decided to accept to gain new insight and understanding. This concept fits directly into the Walk into the Future concept that started this blog.
I have referred to my tree branches—people I mentor or share knowledge with daily. We have been on this journey together and I view my role in their development as an important part of my daily mission.
The tree concept has been with me for a while now and I continue to add branches as my Walk into the Future grows and gains momentum into a platform to help others move forward in life. I view everyone who reads and/or follows this blog as tree branches now and my role is to bring new insight, knowledge, and entertainment to you. Thanks for joining me on this journey!
What does all this have to do with a tattoo? Great question tree branches!
I have been talking and writing about being a tree and began looking for something that was unique to me and would represent a true meaning visually. There are a ton of tree images available, but I wanted something that reflects me and my journey.
I have taken and seen a ton of tree photos, but nothing really jumped out or had the image that would represent me and my tree branches.
I ventured to Southern Shore, North Carolina back in October 2021 to spend some time exploring the North Carolina Outer Bank with a friend who lives up there. Always heard great things about this part of the country and was happy to accept the invitation to come up for a long weekend and explore. I was not a running tourist for this trip so had plenty of time to see the sights, sit on the beach and discover great food spots.
My friend and I made a trip to Aqua Restaurant to sit on the deck, enjoy some great food and catch a fantastic sunset. https://aquarestaurantobx.com/
We ventured down to the waterfront after dinner to get some pictures of the sun setting over the sound. We were able to capture this photo while chasing the sunset.
I understood this was a magnificent photo and shared it with several friends and included it in the blog article I wrote about my trip to North Carolina. Never viewed the photo as unique but the more I looked for images to signify my tree and branches I kept coming back to this image.
Ventured into the Scared Dagger tattoo shop in Vero Beach to discuss the image and possibility of getting some artwork done by them. A local friend and her daughter got work done at this shop and highly recommended the artist who worked on them. I showed him the image and we discussed the size of the tattoo and location I wanted to have it done.
We agreed on the details, and I made an appointment to have him complete the work. Fast forward and he did an amazing job capturing the image and replicating it on my leg. I was amazed how well he translated the details from the photo into my tree tattoo.
The tree branches are very distinct and provide the tree with power to grow, provide shade, comfort, and a level of peace (my thoughts).
Reflect on Psalms 1:3—the tree helps us prosper! 😊
May have to make my way back up to Duck, North Carolina for more tree inspirations!
How impactful is YOUR tree? How many tree branches do you have?