I’ve always been a bit spacey. My mom said I got it from my grandpa. He was a literal rocket scientist but would regularly lose his glasses on top of his head. While I found this story a bit endearing, I still always felt ashamed and embarrassed of my forgetful ways growing up.
I’ve also always been a bit of a daydreamer. In fact, I tend to enjoy dreaming about my future a bit more than actually working toward it. I’m not proud of this fact but I think being self-aware is very important, so here we are.
It wasn’t until fairly recently that I’ve not only learned to accept this shortcoming of mine but even appreciate it. Sure, I’m a bit absent-minded and distracted, but that’s part of what contributes to my laidback personality. And sure, I’m a bit too focused on the “what’s next” instead of the “what’s now” in my life. But that’s what drives me to always keep learning and progressing in life.
All of that is a long, drawn-out explanation of my latest tattoo. When I first came across some artwork of a girl with her head in the clouds, I was immediately obsessed. I didn’t know where I was going to put it, but I knew I was getting that shit tattooed on my body. It just perfectly embodied my slightly-out-of-it, daydreamy headspace. A friend of mine recommended Mina Aoki at Cathedral Tattoo and I was not disappointed. She was super sweet, super fast, and clearly super talented. And I don’t know about you, but I think she looks perfectly at home on my arm.