Man, this past week has been very exciting and very busy.
If you have seen any of my posts on Facebook, you would know that I am starting my own photography project.
Well, this is my first of many and I am so happy that the first one is of my brother. He just left this past week for his college adventure. If I told you I wasn't jealous, I would be lying.
He got accepted to a school in Colorado, Colorado School of the Mines, that had 26,000 applicants for his class. He was 1 of 960, who got accepted. I am EXTREMELY proud of him.
So, the project, I asked my brother a set of questions. Questions that... well I'll let you see for yourself.
Me: What where some highlights as a child or teen?
Miles: Some of the highlights as a child/teen were growing up with a loving family, given opportunities that a lot of kids don't have growing up and being able to play sports.
Me:What were some struggles as a child or teen?
Miles: Some of the struggles as a child/teen were growing up with older parents. For example, I wasn’t able to do the same things that kids with younger parents could do (camping due to health issues, family trips, activities).
Me: How did you overcome those struggles to get you to where you are today?
Miles: I was able to overcome those struggles by gaining access through friends. I have a strong friend base and a strong faith/religious background. I also live everyday to the fullest.
Me: What is your focus right now?
Miles: My focus right now is college and getting a degree within 4 years.
Me: What do you hope to achieve?
Miles: I hope to achieve success with life and any endeavors that pertain to success.
Me: What are your fondest memories?
Miles: My fondest memories are water polo and senior year. Our close friendship turned to family due to all the activities that we have been through.
Me: What is your favorite Quote?
Miles: “The worst thing I could be is the same as everyone else. I’d hate that” - Arnold Schwarzenegger
“My biggest fear is an un-lived life” - Senses Fail
I have never truly asked my brother these questions and it really had me thinking.
Five and a half years between us is not a long time, however, his responses really put it into perspective. As a kid, five and a half years is forever. The experiences I had growing up were so different from his. Its crazy to see the difference that time can truly do.
To your next adventure. Have fun. Be great. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you. Tay and I will come visit as soon as we can.
I love you,