About Ân

The young cadet without his blue jumpsuit...but that helmet/bowl cut doe...

The young cadet without his blue jumpsuit...but that helmet/bowl cut doe...

When I was about 6 or 7 years old and missing front teeth, I had this cool blue astronaut/NASA jumpsuit that I would always wear. I think my mom or grandma would have to trick me into washing it because I wore it so much. What was up with the cool little blue jumpsuit? With the little blue jumpsuit in mind, I associated all the times "back in the day" I imagined playing the conductor for a band/symphony, looking up to the sky and pretended to walk on different surfaces, and imagined/drew inventions and that would help people in the world. In other words, I was a total "Space Cadet". Someone who is off in their own world and just dreaming... dreaming just for dreaming sake. 

Sometimes as we grow older we lose that childlike wonder and dream effect of wanting the unimaginable. I still want to keep dreaming and keep on taking actions that will help others to dream and hope. I suppose that is why I keep joining and participating in events like the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, CA AIDS Lifecycle, or American Cancer Society's Relay for Life... because I want to dream and hope that through my actions that I am making a difference for others in my life and for the friends and family I have yet to meet. I want to be a true dreamer, a Super Space Cadet.

                                                                                                                                                                                   - Ân