Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?I wouldn't like to pick just one experience, but instead describe several summers of similar experiences. Both of my parents were in the Navy, and sometimes one of them, sometimes both of them, would be off traveling the world. So my sister and I would typically spend summers with our grandparents. This was wonderful, as we were around the same ages as our cousins down there, and we would spend plenty of time camping, fishing and hiking.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?My sister is the family member I most identify with. We basically grew up spending time with each other and taking care of each other when our parents weren't home, and when we weren’t with our grandparents.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Honesty. I would prefer someone to tell me the truth rather than hide something from me. Once the band aid has been removed and the wound is cleaned it can begin to heal without infection.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?I was flying home for Christmas and got stranded in Denver. The irony was that there was blizzard at my destination, and not Denver. So I still got to visit some friends for a day in Colorado Springs while I waited to fly through.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel to China and visit the Great Wall. I haven't been to China and I would like to see something that can also be seen from space.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I believe a child should learn that honesty is important. Being truthful may seem painful or even punishing, but it can be rewarding in the form of forgiveness sometimes. I also believe a child should learn to accept their own weaknesses and learn how to live with them in order to be successful in nearly everything he/she will do.