He was a true renaissance man. A jack of all trades, if you will. Mentally, physically, academically… he could do it all, and he could do it better than most. He graduated college with a 3.7 grade-point average without really trying. Walked on to the college wrestling team a virtual unknown, and left a decorated athlete and respected team leader. Extremely confident in almost any situation, his internal drive to be the best spanned everything from work to wakeboarding. He landed a job in marketing/advertising that, while the furthest thing he should have done considering he had an engineering degree, perfectly fit his outgoing personality. His ability to deal with people was unmatched and undeniable.
He brought with him a positive mindset and quirky sense of humor which were magnetic. The one thing he lived for above all else was to make people smile. He would stop at nothing in order to get a laugh from a friend or coworker. No matter what the situation, he could find a way to put a positive spin on it, and make it fun for all. His sarcastic comments and sharp wit kept everyone around him on their toes daily. Easy to talk to, he seemed to be the guy that everyone would turn to in time of need. He had an uplifting quality which he used to make all those around him realize exactly how special they were.
Though he never realized it, he was one of the best looking guys out there. Anywhere he went, heads would turn and he would not know why. A genuine smile teamed with a style all his own, he could have probably had any girl he wanted, but would laugh if you told him so. He had always thought of himself as that kid from middle school that no girls liked because he was too small. In his eyes, he was the funny guy or the smart guy, absolutely not the good-looking guy. Somehow he hadn’t noticed that he had grown into quite a heartbreaker. He always had ridiculously gorgeous girlfriends throughout his life, but swore that each one was completely out of his league.
The one aspect of his life he was positive that was unique was his heart. He came from a solid family of a father that pushed him to be the best, a mother who loved him without condition, and a big sister that revered him above all others. His love for his family and friends could not be matched. He was always quick to help, defend, and praise all that were close to him. To top it off, he knew exactly how to treat a woman, and was confident that he could make her feel sexier, more special, and more loved than any man could. Anywhere he went with his girl, they left a trail of jealous onlookers behind, because it was obvious how she was treated. He wanted nothing more than to make one girl unbelievably happy for the rest of her life.
He was one of those guys who could do anything. Sure, he had his flaws like everyone else, but they were fairly minor. He was me just two short years ago. I really miss that guy.