"I hope you live a life you're proud of."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
If there was a biography written about me, I wonder what it would say. Would
it be interesting enough to publish? Will anyone actually be willing to spend money
to read about my life? I would be
curious to know who actually would be interested in reading it. Would this book
be a New York Times Bestseller or found mostly in the clearance section of used
What kind of person would it portray me to be? Will it say that I always did what I thought
was right? Did I try my hardest no
matter what? Did I stare in the face of
evil and smile? After people finished
the book, would people say, “That guy lived a damn good life?” Would it have enough adventure to make Indiana
Jones jealous? Would it have an epic
love story that people would read at weddings for centuries? Will it be filled with charm, hard learned
lessons, and a happy ending?
What kind of legacy did I leave behind?
Did I bestow honor upon my family and all future generations? Did I make a significant mark in
history? Will people look to my story
for inspiration? I’d like to think that
I would be known for making a positive impact on people (my family, friends,
and everyone I interact with), but who knows?
Every day I try to live an exemplary life, especially with the obstacles
and curve balls that get thrown at me.
The only way to ensure that my biography is the most adventurous, enlightening,
and inspiring story ever read is to make it that way…now.