"So you're telling me there's a chance?" - lloyd, dumb and Dumber

What is there to say that hasn't already been said? How do you know that something "unique" is truly that? Well, considering we all live once (myself included) - I want to try new things so at the very least I can say I tried. I have this notion that the day we as individuals get boring, that God will strike us down for being boring. Maybe with this blog I'll live to be 100 then? Anyway, now that you know my purpose, here's some background on myself...

I was born in beautiful San Diego, California on August 26, 1989. From that day forward, I always looked at things a bit different from your average Joe...so to speak. Finding creativity to be one of my strong points, I experimented with an incredible amount of activities to find my niche. Coming from an athletically-oriented family, sports were always on the agenda. That being said, I've participated in dozens of sports - starting with baseball and soccer, dabbled a bit with badminton, wrestled, tried my hand at football, and most recently I took on the challenging (and injury-ridden) sport of rugby, though with an education in mind I had to hang up my spikes to finish strong in school. The chance to experiment, learn new things, and have fun while doing so makes participation in sports enjoyable for me. Not only that, they also serve as a great way to stay in shape outside of the gym (though I would consider myself a gym rat)! When the the winter months are upon us, I also enjoy the thrill of snowboarding for it allows me to escape the day-to-day routine and be one with nature. Come summer time though, you can usually find me in the ocean paddling my surfboard in the big blue puddle we call the Pacific Ocean. Other activities I enjoy include home brewing, cooking, utilizing technology & media, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and loved ones.

So many activities, so little time. Life isn't all about sports though, especially in my life. Being active and always wanting to do more, I've worked a number of jobs (starting at the ripe age of 16) that helped me hone in on what I really wanted to do and study while in school at San Diego State University. I used to cut lawns and trim hedges, where I was making things look neat while making a few bucks at the same time. Not a big fan of the physical labor though, I transitioned into retail services, connecting with people on a materialistic level but not much more than that. Easy work, but not stimulating enough. After that stint in the mall, I moved off to college where I briefly served as a dorm attendant, checking ID's and meeting dozens upon dozens of people, making new friends along the way. Then, in an effort to support myself and get away from the bank of Mom & Dad, so to speak, I took a job at the Marriott downtown where I still work today and support myself in doing so. It was here that I discovered working with people was what I wanted to do for a career, to understand them, to relate to them, and find out what really matters in life.

I have found that people are the most unique and complex creatures in the world today, each with their own insights and experiences to share with the world. My goal is to experience as much of this world as I can with the little time we're given to do it, and share some of those experiences with you. Hopefully through this blog I can give inspiration to others who also have a passion...for anything. Mine's trying new things, what's yours?