I want you and me to be friends.
I'm NOT talking about Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Klout or any of the other social spaces. You don't need to subscribe to my blog, you don't need to leave me comments, you don't need to bestow an award on me. I just want you and me to become (better) friends.
Of course, that means we really need to get to know each other. So each week I candidly share stuff about myself. And if you'd like for me to get to know you better, I invite you to share along with me. You don't have to be a blogger to participate and even if we're already good friends, I hope you'll still share with me.
When I was a kid,
I was extremely focused on very specific interests. And my focus would border on obsession. For example, after my first dog died, I became focused on all things related to dogs. I checked out every dog-book in the library (no exaggeration), I read just about every dog story I could get my hands on, and for about 3 years, I obsessed over getting a new dog. In later years, my next obsession was Star Wars (perhaps even more intense), followed by a less extreme obsession with cars. And now I suppose one might argue now I'm obsessed with food. Hmmm…
When I grow up,
I want to be healthy, active and fit. Like I was in college. In college (shockingly), I ate surprisingly well, I didn't snack between meals, and I ran and swam just about every day. Now that college is behind me and I have a clearer picture of where I hope to be in 5 years, this lazy malaise of periodic inactivity and snacking has to end. Like yesterday.
I used to love
- All things Spider-man
- Titanic (1997 film)
- Family Guy
I still love
- The Simpsons
- Big wild cats (Bengal tigers, especially)
- Hot dogs
- Cool Whip (never eat it, though)
- The Lion King
There's one thing you should know about me,
For 2 years in college, I was determined to become a U. S. Navy SEAL (thus all the running and swimming). You might say it became a bit of an obsession - I trained EVERY day, multiple times a day. At the peak of my training, I was swimming 1500 yards twice a day, running 5 miles every other day, and powering through 300+ sit-ups, crunches and chin-ups every other day. So what happened? Let's just say that when I discovered my soul mate, I knew the military wasn't the right future.
So tell me...
Do you have a one-track mind or can you juggle multiple focuses simultaneously? And how do you manage to squeeze in time for fitness? And have you ever thought better of a dream and happily abandoned it?
If you do not feel comfortable posting your answers in a comment but would still like to share something about yourself, feel free to email me or direct message me on Twitter. And if there's a specific question you'd like me to answer next time, just let me know.