The eve of my 39th birthday I started compiling a list of 39 things I wanted to do/accomplish before I turned 40.
I pulled some things from my Life List and added a few things just to make me smile. This was my first one:
Get another tattoo.
#11 Get a Tattoo: My tattoo is Akoko Nan, a West African symbol that translates to "The hen treads on her chicks, but she does not kill them." This represents the ideal nature of parents, being both protective and corrective. An exhortation to nurture children, but a warning not to pamper them.