Most people my age will tell you they don't know what they want to do with their future. If you asked me what I wanted to do with my future you would have to give me at least a good ten minutes to answer you. If you were still awake when I was done with my answer you would probably tell me even at the young age of twenty, that it would be impossible for me to pursue all of my plans. Or if you were a sensitive person you would probably tell me "that is great, you should go for it", while thinking the whole time to yourself "this kid is nuts". That's ok though because I know that the reality is that I might not be able accomplish all of my plans but I'll tell you one thing, I'll never be bored.
I am currently studying Medical Laboratory Science at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. I wanted to get into this field ever since I would terrorize the girls in my class by pulling the clothes off of their Barbie dolls. Well, not exactly. Here is the real story of how I ended up where I am today, if you are interested.
I was always a pretty athletic kid and my parents had me involved in many different sports, including soccer, baseball, hockey, football, golf, and tennis. As I got past the pulling off the Barbie doll's clothes stage I started to get very serious with hockey and by the time I was twelve I was picked to play for the Pee Wee New York Rangers hockey team. This opened up many opportunities for me as far as hockey went but because of this I didn't have much free time. I soon grew tired of not having much time to spend with friends so I decided to stop playing hockey. My freshman year of high school I started weight training to get ready for the following football season. The following football season never came because there weren't enough kids that wanted to play. I continued working out because I wasn't playing any sports and I knew that the ladies liked muscles so I figured what the hell.
When I was sixteen a friend of mine that worked at a local gym asked me if I would be interested in competing in a bodybuilding show. I decided to give it a shot and I won the teenage division. This gave me motivation to get serious with working out so I decided to try to learn as much as possible about exercise and nutrition. I placed first in the teenage division of three more bodybuilding shows in the next three years. When I was eighteen I decided to get certified for personal training and was becoming very passionate about exercise and nutrition. This is what helped to steer me in the direction of the health sciences as a possible career path. I probably would have had a much easier time studying exercise physiology or similar field but I wanted to get into a field that gave me more possible career paths to choose from.
Although I am very passionate about exercise I realize that it is very important to be a well-rounded person, and I don't mean physically rounded like a meatball. You only live once and there are so many great things to done and seen.
I want to thank John Mitchell for taking great photographs and taking time to help me out with my modeling goals. I would recommend John to anyone who is interested in getting pictures taken. He really is a great person to work with.
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