Another thing my father taught me was to be proud of who you are, even if that meant you were embarrassed about whom you were, because as he saw it everyone’s past shapes who they decide to be in the future.
That lesson has kept with me and even though my little story is embarrassing it sheds light onto who I am today. For one, I don't go around randomly hitting guys in their balls anymore...and more importantly it relates to how I live my life now. There are things from my past that I wish I could go back and change, but I can't so I do all I can today to change what I disliked from back then. This has led me to a believer in the perpetual growth of a person, because as I analyzed my past mistakes I saw that wasn't growing into the man I want to be. I love languages so took up Italian and French, and while I'm still not great in either I love being able to speak more than one language. I used to be a pretty big guy and didn't like that anymore so I changed how I eat and trained hard to be in pretty great shape now. I instill in myself the habits that I see will help me reach a dear goal of mine in becoming self-actualized and completely understanding who I am. I'm driven to make something out of myself and I don't mind reaching high, like my goal of joining the Foreign Service as an officer with the intention of becoming an ambassador one day, because although life is literally the longest thing anyone will ever experience it still goes by too fast to not make your life as interesting as you possibly could. So, that's a bit about me, if you want to know more just ask and I’ll share what I know.