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Hi ‘Lashes!!How are you finding being in the spotlight DFF? would you recommend doing it?
* Do you have a favourite day of the year?
* Do you like to daydream?
and finally ..
* What question would you have liked someone to ask you, but they haven't?
Yes, I’m really enjoying my week in the spotlight. I’m very glad I did this. And I do strongly recommend it. I enjoyed the questions I received and I enjoy telling those stories even more!
At the risk of this sounding egocentric, my favorite day of the year is my birthday. And it’s not about the gifts. I couldn’t care less about that. It’s about the people that care about you reaching out. It’s ur day but other people are as happy as you are and that’s what makes it special. My birthday is a very hard day for me since my mother’s death 13 years ago. For years it just didn’t feel the same. I didn’t even want to celebrate it anymore. But then like everything else in life eventually you have to get back to some kind of normalcy. I know what my birthday meant to her and I know she’d want me to enjoy it. But still to this day I’ll wake up a little depressed on my birthday nonetheless, and then the texts and calls start coming. Family, friends, co workers, my boss, and one by one they pick me up. And I know some of them are reaching out just cause they know I’m down, but that’s okay. They’re reaching out regardless and that’s all that matters.
I daydream a lot. I always have and I always will. That avatar was my dream. And I went after it with everything I had. I built my own field and I was out there every day practicing. It was all I wanted in life. I was out there in the summer heat and I was out there in the dead of winter in the snow. Everyone thought I was nuts; our neighbors, my friends at school, probably even my own mother. But I didn’t care. I went after my dream. And I sacrificed a lot to do it. I didn’t date in high school, I didn’t go to the prom, I lost a lot of friends that saw that all I cared about was playing ball. But I had to do it. 98% of the people I knew said I would never make it and in retrospect they were right. But I didn’t know they were right. Go after ur dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. Obviously I didn’t get my dream. I was still a teenager when I learned I wouldn’t play baseball ever again. And I was shattered. I locked myself in my house and I wouldn’t come out. I didn’t want to hear all the I told you so’s. But my mom kicked the living sense back into me and showed me that life goes on. And my new dream became helping people. It sounds corny but that’s what I’d tell her I wanted to do. “So go do it,” she said. So I took a job at FedEx, not expecting much. I was still very bitter about losing my dream so I was really difficult and moody. And I had a boss that would say, “You guys deliver dreams.” I’d just roll my eyes cause I thought it was the dumbest thing I’d ever heard. I had just lost my dream so I really didn’t care about anyone else’s. And then I went on the road, and I’m delivering medication to a woman that has a sick kid, and I’m delivering a little girls first bike, and I’m delivering someone’s laptop cause the old one crashed, and I’m delivering live animals that need homes, and I’m delivering a woman’s credit card cause she lost the last one, and then I got it. We do deliver dreams. So maybe I didn’t get my first dream, but I did get the second one. I got to help people for a living. And that means more than hitting a baseball. That would’ve helped me, but really no one else. Now I get to help 100 people everyday get what they need. Go after ur dreams. You may not get the one you want. Maybe there’s another dream waiting for you and you just don’t realize it yet. Maybe it falls in ur lap after you lose the first one like I did. But never stop dreaming. Go after ur dreams with everything you’ve got. I never thought I’d find the fulfillment in delivering packages for a living over smacking a baseball, but somehow I did. So maybe that was the plan for me all along.
I’m sorry ‘Lashes, I can’t think of a question that I’d like to be asked that no one has asked yet. But anyone can feel free to ask anything they’d like. As you can see I’m an open book.