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12/2/15 @ 11:30 pm

I got a new tattoo today based on one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems. It has a triple meaning for me.

1. On the obvious side, I’ve always heard the “Travis you’d lose your head if it wasn’t fastened on properly” statement. I won’t confirm or deny the truth in that quote, LOL, but I will pose the question: Who hasn’t forgotten something or misplaced something before?!? Car keys or cell phone anyone ?!?! See, I’m not the only one. 

2. On the more personal side this tat/poem is a personal reminder that I enjoy “doing the most”. Running around like my head’s cut off comes naturally. I enjoy working, I like to GO and I’m an entrepreneur at heart which means you don’t answer to a clock. You work 24-7.  I’m not the “go to work, come home kiss the wife and kids, feed the dog. eat-sleep-repeat” type of guy.  I need a little more action in my day than that. Now if my job was a bomb-disabler or a hostage negotiator we wouldn’t be having this discussion. That’s more than enough action in a day. 

3. On the most personal note, I am a thinker and a dreamer. I am a huge thinker and sometimes I need to be pulled down from thinking/dreaming big thoughts and start making some BIG moves. This new ink is a constant reminder that a brain needs the body to accomplish what it thinks, and the body needs the brain to give direction to what needs to happen. To sum it up, stop dreaming and start doing, but don’t start doing without thinking. 


*I would post a pic of the actual tattoo but my body is under winter time reconstruction LOL. I’m gonna hit the gym and shoot for 2016 summer time fine! Hit up Carsten at Black Hearts Tattoo Shop (corner of Pratt & Church street) for some of the best ink work in Huntsville. Tell him I sent ya!