Your Moment

  • JohnDoe9688

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    Jun 02, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
    Alright, so I figured I needed to create at least ONE forum on my own here to really seal my membership on RJ icon_wink.gif Hopefully this hasn't been done too many times before. I want to get to know some of you guys on a more personal level, so I'd like to know "your moment" in life. It can be any moment that inspired you, changed you, filled you with pride, awe, I don't really care. Just any moment that was, for whatever reason, awesome to you.

    Mine would be crossing a finish line in Los Cabos, Mexico on St. Patrick's Day of this year. Pride and awe were only a sprinkling of the emotions I felt when that happened.

    Now you guys go!
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    Jun 02, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    Didn't take long for me to think of mine.

    My happiest moment so far and still one that I'm proud of til this day was starting Gymmastics. Being a gymnast has shown me that discipline and persistence make the man. I've always been passionate about it and I'm proud to say that it's "my sport".

    Also, Gymnastics has and will probably be the only sport I will ever sit and watch on tv. icon_lol.gif
  • JohnDoe9688

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    Jun 02, 2013 7:28 AM GMT
    Slim2010 saidDidn't take long for me to think of mine.

    My happiest moment so far and still one that I'm proud of til this day was starting Gymmastics. Being a gymnast has shown me that discipline and persistence make the man. I've always been passionate about it and I'm proud to say that it's "my sport".

    Also, Gymnastics has and will probably be the only sport I will ever sit and watch on tv. icon_lol.gif


    sweet dude! Its crazy I wouldn't have ever pegged you as a gymnast haha.
  • calibro

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    Jun 02, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
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    Jun 02, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    I've been eating a lot of fruit so just had a good one.

    (Or does that read "moment?" Must put my contacts in.)
  • Fable

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    Jun 02, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI've been eating a lot of fruit so just had a good one.

    (Or does that read "moment?" Must put my contacts in.)



    Genuine lol


    Someone post that martine mccutcheon song.
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    Jun 02, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    The best moment for me was when I danced my ass off at an audition. I had really bad stage fright and was feeling like throwing up before I performed and I almost walked out. I forced myself to go on stage and I'm glad I did. I got over my stage fright and the cheering and screaming from the crowd got me so pumped!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 02, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    Earning my Ph.D.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 02, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    The day I got my Masters.
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    Jun 02, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    I honestly don't think I have one perfect moment in life that seemed to be above the rest. Graduating college and commissioning into the Air Force was pretty sweet....but have had great accomplishments in the service too.

    What is fun though, is being a part of the highpinting society. The ultimate goal/bucket list is to reach the highest elevation in every state (amongst any other regular peaks). Hitting my first high-point was in Oklahoma. after a 4 mile hike and a climb up 800ft onto the Black Mesa and seeing the obliesk, it was pretty freaking awesome. Every state since has been cool to do, and I'm totally hooked.

    Hardest one so far has been Texas - Guadalupe Mountain....8,754ft above the sea level, with an elevation gain of about 3,100 ft (if not more). the summit was pretty amazing.did it with the BF and it kicked our asses. but one hell of an acccomplishment.

    Also, storm chasing this past year and seeing two tornados at the same time....that was pretty epic.
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    Jun 02, 2013 6:32 PM GMT
    My moment was when I was accepted to Disney's college internship program. Orlando changed me for the better. I came out, learned how to make friends, valued my career choices and had lots of fun in the process.
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    Jun 02, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    My mitzvah for my mom was being guardian and caregiver throughout the many years of her suffering Alzheimer's. Yet still I have not repaid her for all she's done for me.

    My mitzvah for dad was fetching him when he'd abandoned me. He's not a bad guy, just badly damaged by his family. I only met his father twice in my life, for instance. My last search was pretty difficult, taking about a year or two to locate him, as my mom's condition kept me occupied for quite a few years so he got away for a while there. But I received an email this year from him which read "thank you for finding me."

    My greatest mitzvah for my brother and for my father was to bring them back together again on dad's 80th birthday after having had no contact with each other for 35 years, since my brother was 18. That was about 5 years ago and they continue their relationship today. So at least my niece and nephews got to meet their grandpa a few times more than I got to meet mine and my father will get to one day die having finally met his grandchildren.

    Sometimes our greatest moments are sad.

    "My poverty is my pride"~~the Prophet Muhammad
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    Jun 02, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
    Mine are both fairly recent.

    1) When I was in San Antonio last year and I dared to go lay out by the pool and take my shirt off. I wasn't completely comfortable, but I did it. It was a big step for me in overcoming some self-image issues.

    2) Moving into my current office and position. I still pinch myself sometimes that I am not only in the career of my dreams, but have moved up the ladder so quickly since moving here. It may seem silly, but I have an office with my name on the door. That is big to me. I try not to let it make me arrogant.
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    Jun 02, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI have too fucking many. There's actually a study on excessive epiphanies among INTP's.


    Your orgasms don't count.
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    Jun 02, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    There are many moments in my life that I consider key moments. I would say that the moment that changed me the most was when I came to realize how naïve I was, and how much my life was about to change, and I with it.
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    Jun 02, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    I have been fortunate enough to travel the World, meet celebrities and Royalty and have been the recipient of ridiculous luxuries...


    But NOTHING compares to the day I brought My Puppy Home and She fell asleep on My chest.

    The happiest moment EVER.

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    Jun 02, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    One of my best moments was finally getting to ride trails other than South Florida.

    Turns out White Clay Creek is my fav so far...nice and flowy. And, I'm riding it again this Tuesday. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 02, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    Probably when i left home all my brother's and sister said i would be back in a month - that was 5 years ago now and am still standing on my own two feet.

    But i know my finest moment is still to come.

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    Jun 03, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
    I have so many but the main one that stands out would be my standing ovation, round of applause cover of Donny Hathaway's Giving Up during the opening of church services. I overcame my initial shyness and got it done in the best way.


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  • madsexy

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    Jun 03, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    TheQuest saidMine are both fairly recent.

    1) When I was in San Antonio last year and I dared to go lay out by the pool and take my shirt off. I wasn't completely comfortable, but I did it. It was a big step for me in overcoming some self-image issues.

    2) Moving into my current office and position. I still pinch myself sometimes that I am not only in the career of my dreams, but have moved up the ladder so quickly since moving here. It may seem silly, but I have an office with my name on the door. That is big to me. I try not to let it make me arrogant.


    You go, hot stuff!

    Mine was somewhat melancholy.

    I had to go home for my oldest brother's funeral (from pancreatic cancer) seven years ago. It wasn't a good time (I was in graduate school and it was exam time), but there was not choice for me at all - I went. My dad, during the graveside part of the service, put his hand on my arm when he was weak at one point. Afterward I told him I was sorry he had to go through this; and he told me that having me come home from "my own" life to "our life" was the only thing that gave him any comfort in that very dark time.
  • JohnDoe9688

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    Jun 03, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    Damn guys, There's some interesting stuff on here haha. The highpointing society thing seems dope as hell (also giant props to you for serving in the Air Force, besides a man in uniform being sexy as fuck, that's incredibly respectable). All the guys that overcame self esteem/shyness issues with the audition, shirt removal, and cover: You have no idea how much that actually helps with my own inhibitions [although not sure why you EVER would've been self conscious about your body Quest ;)]. And the more melancholic ones are powerful as anything. Def glad I got to read all these.

    PS: Cash: I can't get over the fact that your profile pic is so rugged looking and masculine and your happiest moment is with your puppy icon_lol.gif
    We all have a soft side I guess lol