This is Maria Shriver when she was much younger, but I do believe in her heart and soul right now, she is still this young woman asking herself , “JUST WHO WILL YOU BE?” Ironically, this is a book she wrote a few years ago and it’s probably the question she is facing right now.
I know a lot about Maria Shriver. One of many things I learned from my mom was the knowledge I have of the Kennedy family. They are America’s royalty.
This afternoon, after seeing so much bad and negative news about Arnold and his affairs, it just made me want to think of something GOOD and something NICE for a change. So, I just sat there and recalled the book Maria wrote called JUST WHO WILL YOU BE, because coincidentally, it’s something that I am facing right now and Maria’s book has helped me just try to gain control and try to figure out WHAT DO I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP!
She actually had the same exact scene in her real life that I had. Maria went up to her teenage daughter and said, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” It’s the same question, I jokingly tell Eddie and Vanessa from time to time. Maria’s daughter’s reply is just like Eddie and Vanessa’s which is something like, “You’re already done, you’re already old!”
But my attitude is just like Maria! Maria replied back, ”I’m just now beginning, I’m going to re-write my life!”
I’ve been struggling a lot about where my heart truly is. I love radio and I love that I’m doing it with 5 other people that I love so much every morning. BUT, I also have a new love for what I did during the time we were off and it’s not fading away from my heart.
JUST WHO WILL I BE?
Is everything I’m doing and being part of outside radio, just a sneak peak into my future? Jeanne McAlister told me the other day when she knew I was struggling with what I wanted to do, she said, “God gives you 3 answers: YES, NO, and NOT YET!”
I think I’m in the NOT YET phase of my life, but I love that I have the opportunity to get a taste of my future from time to time.
Everything seems to come back all at once. Here’s what I have on my plate right now (okay, maybe I should use another word other than plate). Here’s what I have going on in my life right now that seems to be all under the same umbrella.
I was asked to put together another panel of women to take to the girls’ rehabilitation facility better known as girl juvie over the next couple of weeks. I am honored to be one of just a few men that can go to girl juvie to speak AND right about the same time, I started working on that, I have been asked to come back to East Mesa Juvenile Detention Center better known as boy juvenile hall with Clark Bartram and Gary Plummer to talk to the kids over there as well.
I am also the MC for the www.hope2gether.org event this Saturday at the Calvary Church in Solana Beach from 10am to 4pm. This is a health and wellness fair that is being put on by Sherrie Rubin and many of her friends. Know more about Sherrie at www.pillskill.net .
Many speakers including my friend Clark Bartram will be speaking at this event. This event is FREE and if you have a kid that is struggling right now and needs some guidance about staying away from drugs and OR if you’re a parent needing to know how to talk to your kid about making right choices, then come to the event this Saturday okay?
During the time I got back on the air, www.hopesanddreamsacademy.com kind of took a natural break, but it seems as if we are getting things back together all of a sudden with events like these. Hopes and Dreams is what I really like doing. Click on the link to see what it’s all about.
So, just who will I be? Just who will you be?
Tonight, when you watch the news and you hear all the bad stuff about Arnold, just know Maria is going to be okay. She already has prepared herself and knows that her life begins now. She has beautiful grown up kids that do support her.
Who am I to judge Arnold? I’m certainly no angel.
BUT, I do appreciate Maria Shriver and her words in her book and her life and what her parents and aunts and uncles did for our country is like no other.
I think I know better about what I want to do when I grow up!
JUST WHO WILL YOU BE?