Jake Paquin / Photo Editor

I got this tattoo while studying abroad in Ireland last semester. My family came to visit and when we went to Galway, we spontaneously decided to get one. It’s a heart with an infinity sign to represent how we constantly say, ‘I love you forever.’ I learned that stepping out of my comfort zone and studying in Ireland was the best decision of my life. Leaving home taught me that being scared is necessary in life to help learn more about yourself. Every day, I can look down at this reminder to take risks and not let fear hold you back.