Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?Riding horses and roaming the countryside with my best friend. We would cross rivers, pick apples, build forts and explore everything around us.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I would say my sister. I like her sense of humor and strong personality. She's well-read and open to talking about basically anything, so that keeps our conversations interesting.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Among many traits, I admire authenticity and creativity as well as loyalty, compassion and integrity.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?During a recent holiday season, I was out exploring our new neighborhood and came across a "Fine Candies" shop. However, I misread the sign and thought it said "candles" instead of "candies." I was in the store and quite enamored with the wide array of candies. After perusing the entire store for about five minutes I started wondering where they kept all the candles, followed by the realization that I had misread the sign. I thanked the store owners and left (somewhat sheepishly). It was a bit embarrassing but I thought it was pretty funny.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would visit my friend in Oslo, Norway. He has visited me a few times and I've so far been unable to reciprocate. Either that or I would go to a long (maybe two-week) meditation retreat in a warm climate, such as California or Arizona.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would like to pass on my love and compassion to them as well as patience and understanding. I would model positive behaviors the best I can and offer guidance when possible.