I basically am a lone wolf. I don't really kind of follow the crowd, especially considering my age. I don't do what supposedly people my age do. I like extreme things. I like to challenge myself to do things that I don't know how to do like the stuff on Venice Beach when I get on the ropes and everything. I will take a vacation and I’ll hang out with hang gliders for a week. So I just don't kind of blend in with what a lot of what people do, with the norm.
I've always taken off, when it’s time to go it’s time to go. I left home at 19 years old to whatever state without a job, without anything and just taking it from there and enjoying the journey.
You'll always going to have fears but if you let them get in your way you'll never do anything. Not that I don't have my fears, I definitely do, but I don't let them handicap me to the point where I don't do anything. I have no problems meeting strangers. I like to discover new things. A few years ago I was really out of shape, I just turned 50, “oh you’re over the hill now, you might as well forget it” and a couple of years after that I did a tae bo when Billy Blanks was coming back with his tae bo thing. I got that and did it for 10 weeks. And I got ripped. I like to prove the naysayers wrong.
I have a little red and gray elephant. My sister sewed the eyes back and I had it since I was little and it is in storage. When I was little, and elephants have great memories. Even though it’s been washed a couple times there is still a smell of childhood and I remember when I was little and I was learning to read. I remember saying “I can't, I can’t” and my mom said “yes you can” and I said “no I can’t”. She brought me a book called I CAN’T SAID THE ANT. So I read that and I said if this little ant can do it then I can do anything. And that elephant was something that I had with me at the time so it stays with me and goes everywhere.
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