Tuesday, December 8, 2009

EnquirengMinds Part II

LOL, "sit in the lobby and swap lies" is kind of funny. I call it that just in fun, I don't think anybody really sits in there and tells a bunch of lies, but it wouldn't surprise me.

I don't have a clear idea of what I truly think I will be doing after my track career is over, but I want to move to Ft. Lauderdale and join the fire department there as well as get on as a high school coach. I tell everybody that asks me that and they always think I'm playing for some reason. This past weekend, Lolo Jones was giving me a hard time about it.

I wanted to be a fireman when I was younger and thankfully running track has placed me in a position financially that I won't have to hurt for money when I retire, so I can live out what I saw myself doing as a kid. Plus it is a great job and you're in a position to help others out and doing a civil duty is a pretty cool idea.

I want to coach in high school so I can pass on the knowledge I have as far as getting the kids in to college first and foremost. I think that is very important and I wish someone would have been there to show me the ropes about what it took to get a college scholarship. I took a lot of that on myself. I remember taking a book out of the library, getting the address to every college I thought about attending and wrote letters to all of them. I had first period off my senior year, so I'd sit in the library for the period with my homeboy Kelvin and type up and print off letters. Man, I don't know how much money I spent on stamps that year!

Thanks for asking!


DK said...

Wow, who would have ever thought DO the Firefighter? Thats whats up though. I think it is good to follow your dreams both as an adult and as a child. I think they (dreams) propel you to your ultimate purpose and everyone should chase them. Its cool that you are up for giving back too because sometimes talking with you, usually about yourself, is a bit much to handle. Anyways its cool to hear about another one of your dreams/plans. Good post.

coach said...

Wow,Im amazed to hear you say coaching high school track is one of aspirations. It has to be the best thing that I've been brave enough to do. Leaving Corporate America with two degrees people thought I was crazy for loving it so much....but I do. We've met a few time when you were in NC for a coaches clinic and at A&T for the IFFG(whats up w/u and rice crispy treats? lol) I think the reason I enjoy coaching and it has been so rewarding for me is that I found my coaching style early. When you find yours lemme know. Be Well.

Aunt Celest said...

Fireman is a noble profession. My brother is a fireman and he really enjoys it. You work 4 days and you get 3 to 4 days off. On his days off he mentors children, and young adults at risk. I think you'll enjoy being a fireman. Best of luck to you.

LaLa said...

That sounds like a great goal and I think you would make an awesome coach. Now a fireman, maybe a volunteer fireman. Remember to SAVE for a rainy day (unlike these million dollar homes/cars and jewels folks) and you will enjoy your civil duty that much more. LOL

EnquirengMinds said...

Whats up with your site Mr. Oliver...We live your vicariously through you!