The one thing I am passionate about...
My faith in my God, health, art, music, sports and recreational activities, family, friendships, animals, especially pets and wildlife. Photography, learning new things, working hard, trying to improve myself daily, reading and collecting books, teaching and coaching and mentoring youth (huge desire), helping others and serving others.
I typically spend my leisure time
Spending time outdoors, enjoying nature and wildlife. Coaching sports and teaching/mentoring youth. Playing sports and exercising (many kinds)
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty and having convictions about how they feel about different aspects of life and situations encountered. Being able to take a firm stance when necessary is a plus. A strong belief system/faith is also very important. Open communication is a must as well.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably my ability to get along with others and develop rapport quickly. Friendliness and outgoing personality are also traits I've been told stand out. I care about others and enjoy serving others.
The last book I read and enjoyed
"The Purpose-driven life" by Rick Warren. It helped me focus on what God wants me to do by maximizing my gifts and talents. It also draws me closer to Him and helps me be able to enjoy life more and not dwell on the past.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Being given the gift of life and all that God has given me in this life and the promise of life eternal. Also, a forgiving God that offers second chances.
- Family and friends and relationships.
- Enjoying nature and the outdoors, creativity, opportunities, exploration and growth in my life emotionally, spiritually, professionally, and relationally. I have a very creative and visionary side to me that has long been underutilized, from entrepeneural ventures to innovative and inventive ideas that have not been pursued with the vigor I should have applied. I am working on being more adventurous along these lines and takiing more risks. My right brain needs to be unleashed and explore these options from innovations to dreams that have always been there to inventions/improvements of usefulness to our society based on past experiences.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I am down to earth and easy to get along with and fairly confident in myself and abilities yet not overconfident or cocky as some people have apparently perceived in the past, that is until they get to know me.
Friends Describe me as
Intelligent, Outgoing, Physically Fit, Spiritual
A little more about me
I love people, the care and concern of others. I love serving those in need. I am a creative and visionary person that has many dreams yet to fulfill. I am currently workin on getting a concept patented.... a concussion-preventing helmet for football (and other helmeted sports, like hockey). I am very excited about what the future holds and look forward to every day. I am very optimistic and easy to get along with. I try to live every day like it's my last. We never know when it will be!