Re: About Me in 5 Questions
Sara, a person I served on the University of Nevada, Reno Student Senate with while still in college has a blog that I absolutely love to read. It is really upbeat and the pictures she takes are amazing. She has two dogs and has a young marriage like Christine and I. Her blog reminds me to stop and take a breath once-in-a-while and take in life’s little pleasures.
Well, she wrote a post recently titled, you guessed it, “About Me in 5 Questions.
Sara was posed 5 questions by a fellow blogger that she had to answer through a post on her blog. She said that if anyone wanted to be interviewed by her to leave a comment and ask to be interviewed.
She posed me the questions you see below./P
I would run for United States Senate. I feel that I somehow have a higher purpose in this life and I am destined for greatness (isn’t everyone). I feel that I am going to contribute great things to society and help impact change from the top. Impacting change from the top is something I have always wanted to do and it is what drives me to, 1. attend graduate school and 2. get out of the field of business and into the world of politics/nonprofits.
If you could relive any day of your life again which would it be?
Hmm… This one is tough. A logical answer would be my wedding day, but I am going to choose another one. I would love to relive my 6th birthday. It was my last birthday that wasn’t filled with expectations that weren’t met.ppIt started by waking up and finding a brand new, still in the box, smelling like the gel manufacturers put in them, black and white checkered kick off shoes. You know the one’s that skaters would wear back in the 80’s. They were still popular in 1987. I wanted them for a very long time. The day could not get any worse at that moment. I received the most perfect gift that I could have received.
The day also finished with a birthday party and tour of the Arctic Circle restaurant. It is on Oddie Blvd. in Sparks, NV near Shopko and K-Mart. Now I think it is a Mexican restaurant, a taqueria or something. Shopko is not there any more, but I think K-Mart is making a final stand.
What made this event so special is that I didn’t get many birthday parties by myself. My birthday is August 3rd and my brother’s is August 7th (2 years and 361 days ahead of mine). So, you can see that my parents would do the easy thing and just have one party for the both of us. I always felt like a twin, but I wasn’t. So, this party was my first party all for me and being a Leo, it was very important to have something that gave me all the attention. Don’t worry, I have humbled a lot since then, but at that point in my life, I just wanted attention from my family and this was one of those days that was completely special to me.
Do you think you will stay on the east coast or will you eventually move back west?
If I had my way, I would stay on the east coast for a very, very, very long time. However, since we’ve had a child, things have changed according to Christine’s perspective. She would like to move back and be closer to family. I am very much still enjoying it here. I am thinking about a year after I complete grad school, we might move back. We need to take the time to see some sights first and by the time I finish, Ainsleigh might be about the age where we can take her on trips to see places like Monticello and New York City, Boston, Myrtle Beach and quite possibly Nashville. There is so much here within a small distance (comparative to the west coast) that I just want to suck it all up; I know being here won’t last forever and that there is an expiration date, so I need to get going with it as soon as I am out of school.
What is your favorite thing about being a father?
I really have to think about this one. Up until this point, it has been tough to say the least. It has been a balance between work, school and child. I constantly feel guilty about everything because I am not devoting enough time to school or Ainsleigh and family. It is a pull. But I am not going to dwell on the negative here, it is just for an explanation. I would say my favorite thing about being a father is the smile I get when I first walk in the door. It is kind of the equivalent of the dog coming to see you, but a million times better. Her whole face just lights up and it so fantastic that no matter what I have going on in my life, I can stop for a second and say hello to her. Well, at least I do my best to anyway, with what I have going on in my life.
And the final questions is…If you were to be remembered for one thing what would you like it to be?
I would like to be remembered as the person who was always honest, true and loyal to anything I set his heart out to doing. Whether it is fraternity, marriage (we all know that this is something that is required here), school, friendship finding my own personal happiness. I would want people to think about me and say that their life is better because I was a part of it, on my work and say that society is better because I was a part of it, in my family and say that he was what life was all about. I tend to think of Christine’s Aunt Sherry that way.
She passed in 2006 due to a brain aneurysm most likely brought on from fighting liver cancer for over 7 years. A part of Ainsleigh’s middle name is named after her, Lynn in the Madelynn. Every time Christine and I are confronted with a huge decision in our lives, we ask ourselves what Sherry would do. She would tell us to seize the day and live life to the fullest. What a great person and great end to this post. Thanks.
If you would like to participate in the “About Me in 5 Questions” blog post challenge, please submit a comment about it with your contact info or suggestion for me to write you in a place like Facebook and I will gladly pay this opportunity forward.