The one thing I am passionate about...
Passionate... I don't know if the word passionate could accurately describe how I feel about most things. I guess I feel passionate about my children, perhaps I'm passionate when it comes to my faith, however I'm not a zealot. I think the best way to describe what I care about, would be to say that I enjoy... motorcycling, watching football, hiking and being outdoors. I like going to the movies (generally comedies) and I really like to travel.
I typically spend my leisure time
I like to cook, even though I don't have much time through the week to prepare anything fancy. I like to take the time on the weekends (usually Sunday) to cook something special. I also like to be outdoors, even if it's just a walk in the park with my dog. But, I have to say... if its leisure time, then that usually means I'm riding my motorcycle. I also like sports on television, mostly in the winter.
The most influential person in my life has been
Loyalty, I guess would be the most important. However, a really good sense of humor is also very important. Someone who likes to laugh is a necessity, but I still believe a woman who says what she means and then does what she says is without equal.
The first thing people notice about me
I had to ask around for this one... Most people say, I am easy to get along with, that I have an agreeable personality. I don't know, I will say this, I usually get along with most people I meet.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My FAITH... has always been a constant. I don't necessarily rank these items in order of importance, however when it comes to what I'm "thankful" for, I guess a loving God who has given me everything I have, needs to be at the top of this list. I'm thankful that I have a relationship with the creator of the universe.
- My CHILDREN... have given me purpose. They are all over 18 now, and they have become 3 of the most interesting people I know. I thank God everyday for having allowed me to be an influence in their lives. They have made me a better person and affected my life in every way possible.
- My CAREER... has always been one of primary focus in my life. I cannot say that I ever intended for this to happen, however because success in our culture is, more times than not, measured by what a man does for a living, it only seemed logical that I work hard to achieve this measure. Don't get me wrong... I like my career for many reasons (type of work, people I work with, achievements, etc.) but what I'm most thankful for, is just being given the opportunity to work hard and the rewards that come with that hard work.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I love a good conversation. In my job, I have to answer questions all day long, and when I get finished answering someone, there is someone else waiting for more information. This doesn't leave much time for conversation. Most people see me as the guy who is always in a hurry, but thats only because I need to be in several places at once. In my private life, I like to slow things down, take some time to talk, listen and really have a conversation. Most people rarely get to see that side of my personality.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Hard Working, Intelligent, Loyal