Someone knocked the happy out of me.

I’m a student.  I spend my days listening, thinking, learning, absorbing.  At school, I’m quiet.  I’m reflective.  I’m reserved.  I slowly and methodically think through everything.  My only priority during the school day is to fill my brain with as much knowledge and insight as I possibly can.  And that’s what I do.  I quietly … More Someone knocked the happy out of me.

How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.

When I was in the fourth grade, I wanted to try playing basketball.  My parents signed me up for a league.  At the time, I was somewhere around four feet tall and about 80 pounds.  That’s the nice way of saying that I was absolutely terrible at basketball. I remember one particular practice where I … More How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.

I learned how to be a real man from a bunch of girls.

My childhood was amazing.  I had a loving family.  Friends.  A good education.  I was given every opportunity to succeed.  My parents were great at giving me lessons in a lot of the important stuff.  But along the way, I missed out on some fundamental information. And here I am today.  Twenty-nine years old, and … More I learned how to be a real man from a bunch of girls.