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I'm here! I'm here!

I survived 2014! I realize I probably should have said something after the surgery, but you know, better late than never. Things seem to be back to normal-ish, and the pain isn't anywhere near what it was. An unexpected bonus - the pain medication that the doctor gave me post-surgery completely kills the Headaches of Doom! Not something I can take all the time, but it means I don't have to be completely incapacitated. Huzzah!

I realize I haven't been around here much - I spend most of my online time either on Google Plus or my blog. I'm trying to figure out how to automatically post here from my blog, but I'm having issues - anybody have any ideas?

Overall, I'm just trying to get back to normal. Anxiety remains a bear, but I'm managing. I've given myself some solid goals with regards to my writing this year, which I'm hoping will give me milestones to reach and keep me on track. I got some new ink (pictures here), based on lyrics by seanan_mcguire and vixyish, and I've been incredibly happy with them (and pleased with the responses, because it's just so cool to see one of my favorite authors link to my blog and talk about my tattoos!). It's been a great thing to keep me motivated.


So, as some (most?) of you may know, I have a tattoo on my left hip (see icon). I've been toying with the idea of getting another tattoo, probably on my right hip. I have a thing about being even, what can I say? :)

My current tattoo means "strength". I'm thinking of finding another symbol for "unity" or "union", something along those lines. My problem is finding the darn thing. I don't necessarily want to go with another Egyptian hieroglyph, and I don't want to use a Chinese or Japanese character - it's not really my thing. i'm thinking more Mesoamerican, maybe. It'd be nice to have something that's at least sort of related to my heritage (Mom's family is from Mexico, though for the life of me I don't know where in Mexico they're from).

So, um, help? My mad Google skillz seem to be failing me tonight. Anybody have an ideas on where I can find images of Mesoamerican hieroglyphs, or something similar? I don't need it anytime real soon, honestly - I want to use the tattoo as part of an incentive to lose some of this gut I've gotten the last couple of years. But it'd be nice to start planning, y'know?