Choose one of your extracurricular or work activities and explain why it has been of value to you.

I have always been an out-doorsy type person. Furthermore, there has always
been one interest of mine that has only grown stronger throughout the years, from as far back as I
can remember. It probably all started with my first Tonka Truck when I was just a little guy. For
some reason, I have always enjoyed, or perhaps been enthralled by, heavy equipment and the
outdoors. I have always loved walking around in the dirt and mud, climbing up into a huge
bulldozer and imagining what it would be like to drive a machine of such magnitude in both size
and brute power. This is why I am so determined to own a land-developing and paving company,
because there is something in that fresh air, mixed with the scent of moist earth and a hint of
diesel fuel, that brings me back to my childhood when I would climb and play on front-end
loaders and bulldozers for hours on end; stomping through the muddy, overturned earth, and
loving every second of it. This lifelong interest, although it may seem strange to some, is the
number one reason why I am choosing to attend a school of construction to enable myself to live
this lifelong dream of waking up early in the morning and driving out to a job site filled with
construction and heavy equipment belonging to my very own corporation.