By Jane Bokun
My last blog talked about how I came to terms with my true love, or what I think about most during Covid quarantine. I asked you to tell me what you love and I heard from you. The most interesting note was from Dan Matthews and I’m shipping a lovely purse for his wife for his trouble.
Matthews said he always wanted to be an artist and a body builder, but took a blue collar job instead to pay the bills and make more money.
“I love body building,” Matthews says. “But I really like playing guitar and drawing. I should have gone to school for athletic training, but I messed up by taking my dad’s advice to go into some form of management.”
Indeed, Matthews went to Purdue University and received his bachelors in business.
“I loved the classes, but hated being a manager when I got my first job as a health club manager,” he says.
“While there, I really wanted to help people train with their workouts,” Matthews says.
He also really liked the training and development of people, but could never find a job in corporate America.
Matthews say he probably never fit the “Bizzness” suit guy look.
“I’m more of a blue collar wearing boots guy. ”
Matthews is worried he missed his calling in life, but has decided to take some art classes and go back to bodybuilding.
Albert Einstein said, “You never fail until you stop trying.”
People like us should never stop trying and one day, we’ll feel we made it, if only for our perseverance.