Patrick Howard

Patrick Howard

 
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so when I was five

I found out a species of dolphins were endangered. I told my grandma that I wanted to be a marine biologist when I grew up. That way I could help the dolphins survive. In 7th grade there was about a solid five day period where I was adamant I would be a lawyer. Even at Liberty Middle School I understood that some people could not defend themselves and the power of language. This dream died quickly when I found out how much school lawyers have to do. I may not know much, but I know I’m no Elle Woods. To this day I still get a gut feeling when I watch Law and Order: SVU or Grey’s Anatomy that makes me think “I should be a police officer or a doctor”. Then that feeling gets replaced with panic when I remember how much blood and danger is involved with both of those jobs.

The Sound of Music  (2007)

The Sound of Music (2007)

@THEGINGERB3ARDMEN (2017)

@THEGINGERB3ARDMEN (2017)

That feeling I get in my gut when I want to help someone is the same feeling I get when I sing or act or shake my butt. They’re all rooted in the same place. But I can’t bring myself to sacrifice one so that I can pursue another. SO I’m determined to combine them all. I want to do things that affect people in positive ways. I want to do new or different things that challenge us all to be more open minded, think differently, and treat people with empathy. Mostly I want to make people laugh and distract them from the tomfoolery of life. And I want to do this all while singing! Preferably a Kesha song! Truthfully, I don’t know how to get started, but I know when and it’s right now. No one can stop me. It’s like Rihanna said “Sticks and stones make break my bones, but chains and whips excite me”. I’m basically Rihanna, but one inch shorter and with no under-boob tattoo (I wish though).

my current favorites

Book: Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Movie: Crazy Rich Asians directed by John M. Chu.

TV Show : Schitt’s Creek.

Album: Meaning of Life by Kelly Clarkson

Song: "Juice” by Lizzo