Before anything else, I'm a dad, a husband, a son and a brother. After that, I'm also a lawyer, political junkie, and amateur photographer.
Perhaps its the small town in me, but neither life nor politics is that complicated. For me, it's always boiled down to one simple sentence; a solid bit of advice I got from my parents: "Do the right thing."
I've had a lot of adventures on my journey and learned many things the hard way. I live my life with no regrets - and I'm tremendously thankful for the many opportunities that I've had.
The greatest opportunity - and the most important job - I've ever had is being a dad. Now, I try to pass on the core values, history and heritage that were passed on to me. I add in a few tidbits of experience I've picked up along the way.
I still give the super simple one-sentence advice my parents gave me, but I've added one more sentence. A quote from my favorite author.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson