"My biggest fear may sound cliche, but fear itself and the anxiety that follows. I've isolated myself in the past from family functions, work, and everyday things people don't even think twice about. The thing is when you realize it's just fear: suck it up and take a step forward, then another. When I was on the other side of Canada, in Jasper, working at a resort, due to stress and self-medicating with alcohol, I developed Schizophrenia and caught a plane back home. If I had a do-over, I would live the perfect day like the movie Groundhog Day. To wake up early and invest my time developing my body and my mind, and learn something new. Tell my family how much I appreciate and love them, make time for coffee with friends, find a wife that accepts my quirks and complexes, work at a job that I want to go to. So you see; every day is a do-over."
"One thing I would do over and do differently is Film School. I didn’t apply myself like I should have creatively. There were a number of opportunities I never took advantage of. Looking back I know I could have done so much better. I think about that quite often."
"One of the most defining moments of my life was the first time I bounced a check. I was living pay check to pay check, down south and I called my father for help. He told me to buckle up and figure it out. Unknowingly, at the time, it was the hardest thing he ever did, to not help his struggling, hungry daughter but very wise and father-like of him in hindsight. I am proud to say I have never bounced a check since and value and budget money smartly! I hope to always be as strong as my father in my parenting skills and have at times put his tough love way of parenting into practice. As for budgeting, my business is right up there with being money savvy and meeting like minded thrifty people and I have been rethinking my spending habits and becoming an informed consumer."
"I feel proud of a lot of things, I feel proud of the man that I have become, that I have strong morals, I feel proud to serve Canada. Just allowing me to spend time with family, ones that truly have been there for me and care for me. I am most proud of creating a life, becoming a father."
"My most defining moment would be when I made the life changing decision to get fit. I feel my age, and that's not a bad thing! I am most proud of the person I have become after enduring several hardships and setbacks. I've persevered and ended up where I am today and I couldn't ask for anything better in life."
"If there is a fork in the road that I could say my life would be vastly different than it is today, I would have to say it would be the day I had to choose between opening my first restaurant here in New Liskeard or working as Bakery Manager at Loblaws in Ottawa. I chose to move back here and the rest is history."
"Since my accident, I am having anxiety about crossing streets with lights. I got off the bus 3 years ago and instead of going in front I went behind it, then I was struck by an oncoming car. I was in the hospital for 3 months."