Elizabeth Rohr’ “back away”

“This is Elizabeth Rohr checking in—smiling as I write this! I first heard of the Boulder Tattoo Project from the mother of the kids I worked for as a nanny and immediately got on board! This is how I have been living my life for the past many years, intuitively and from the heart!

I had toyed with the idea of getting another tattoo, but nothing really inspired me—so I was ripe and ready! I had always imagined a tattoo on my lower back—back away!

I moved to Boulder last year after living on the road for three years, following my heart, hearing the invitations and the need for my presence around the world. I came here to learn and to teach. In the summer of 2012, I knew it was my turn to pick where I wanted to land. I knew I could actually land and be supported! Boulder had been one of my stops since 2009 and I had fallen in love; I hadn’t want to leave and yet I knew I had to when I was called back to Cincinnati.

So in 2012 I headed West and came here to stay. I love the people, the land, the climate, the possibilities, the abundance, the food. For the first time in my life I can be me fully, without worrying how others will accept me—we are all a little weird here! Boulder embodies the consciousness I now carry!

The flood interrupted my ability to pick a phrase in a timely fashion … by the time I got around to picking a phrase, there were not many left. I saw ‘back away’ and it felt the most true!

So ‘back away’ is what I chose. It resonated with me because during my years of soul travel, I have learned to stand in my power. I have also learned that love doesn’t always sound and feel sweet and soft—sometimes love says ‘back away.’ Or, as I sometimes say, ‘Back off, bugaloo!’

I love Boulder, I love who I am becoming here, I love the poem, and I am so honored to be a part of a love poem to Boulder. I am proud to wear it on my body!

I get that the walk for me now is to totally embody all that I have learned over the last few years. I embody the love of Boulder with my tattoo!

Thank you, Chelsea. Thank you, all, who made this possible. Thank you, Boulder.”

Elizabeth Rohr

Elizabeth Rohr’s “back away”

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