Let’s take a step inside my time machine and visit the ghost of Christmas past; MySpace. One of the most popular things people did on MySpace was taking personality quiz’s to let people a little bit more into their life. The questions were innocent more times than not. It was a fun way to share smaller details of your life for everyone to see. I was guilty of doing them on a regular basis.
I’m not sure what sparked my interest in wanting to do another one at 32 years of age, but I thought it would be neat to live with some nostalgia for a little bit. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about me. Here are 30 questions about me.
Where were you born?
Dallas, more precisely, Garland Texas.
Where do you currently live?
Richmond VA, via Providence RI, via Sarasota FL, via my home, Nashville TN.
What do you do for a living?
I am a professional dog trainer and mentor for a major pet store chain.
What's your biggest strength?
I would have to say my drive to be better than the person I used to be.
What's your biggest flaw?
I tend to put others before myself quite often. To the detriment of my mental and physical abilities.
Who is your biggest role model?
Carrie Fisher. She lived with bipolar disorder and substance abuse problems but decided to stand up and use her platform for a better cause. Breaking stigma and speaking out to show others they were not alone is something I try and model my life after.
What's the most embarrassing thing you have ever had happen to you?
Happened to me doesn’t explain it, since it was self inflicted. I was very drunk for a few days and made a fool of myself in front of some people I thought I wanted to be like and around. I was belligerent and in a manic aggressive episode and made a complete fool of myself.
If you could change one thing from the past, what would it be?
I don’t like to think I would change anything, because my past made me who I am, but if I had to choose just one, it would be to not pick up that beer in my friends backyard in the 6th grade.
What is one thing that you absolutely refuse to do?
Go on a cruise. I have a fear of being stuck on something with nowhere to go if something ever were to happen.
What's the biggest misconception you believe people think about you?
That I am actually put together.
What is your favorite hobby?
I love video games. I can disappear in them and control the narrative.
How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
I’m a boring adult. I tend to stay in with my partner and watch movies on the couch.
What makes you laugh?
Memes with a totally dry humor. I laugh way to hard at them.
What shocks you the most?
Movies with scenes of rape or abuse.
What's your biggest pet peeve?
People who talk over others and repeat something over and over again over other people to be heard.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
This is hard, because I am who I am and love what my lifes circumstances have brought me to, but if I have to name one, it would be my bipolar diagnosis. I think life would be easier without mental illness.
What is the one thing you are best at?
Communicating with dogs and their parents. It’s hard to explain the bond and connection I have with them.
What is the one thing you are the worst at?
I am not good at art that involves the hand. I can’t draw, paint, or even write legibly.
What goal do you want to accomplish most in life?
I want to save at lest one person life with my story and experiences.
If you could choose, how would you die?
In a blaze of glory so my story would have legs.
What are 3 words that describe you?
Self-conscious, determined, clean.
What are 3 words you think someone else would use to describe you?
Crazy, overbearing, self-centered.
What are you most grateful for?
I would have to say my sobriety. Without it I would be nothing.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
I would go to Nashville, where I spent most of my life.
Do you have any allergies?
What's your WHY?
I want to make a difference in this world. I want to help others as much as I can because I felt like I didn’t have that when I was struggling.
Are you happy?
Not often enough.
What do you consider the most important event in your life so far?
The day I decided I had enough drinking. I have been better for it ever since.
Who are you?
I am a guy who has had a difficult life but have learned from it and use it in my life today. It may not be perfect or glamorous, but it’s right where I need to be.
So, there you have it! A little more about me, even if it is super cliche to do a public personality quiz.