Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots

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What is your passion? Do you practice?

What is your passion?  Do you practice?

This young man was interviewed for research for a middle school work book where parents and kids can discuss future plans. His dedication to a personal direction was an inspiration.

Declan said his plan A was to be an ocean photographer but because of the economy he was not sure if he could go to college so his plan B was to be a professional unicycle rider because that is his passion.

I was blown away by this 5th grader talking about how the economy could effect his future plans but he was prepared to do something else if his dream did not come through for work! What an eye opener on kids and how the world changes are affecting the way they think.

Declan started riding his dad's unicycle to school in 3rd grade.  Now he rides it to the store to pick up things for his mom.  The gym teacher saw Declan's passion and set up a special time for him to try and ride the 5 ft. unicycle after school.  She has also allowed him to learn on the 1 ft unicycle which is actually harder to ride than the large one!

Declan's passion is to perfect his unicycle riding and he works at it! 

What is your passion?  Are you practicing?

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Comment balloon 13 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • March 09 2010 11:11PM

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My passion is eating chocolate and drinking coffee and I practice both everyday!

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 10 years ago

Howdy and evenen there Carra

He sure is one mighty smart young man, thats for sure!!! 

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Wow!  What a kid!

Posted by Samantha Davault, Fort Worth, TX (Alexander Chandler Realty) over 10 years ago
Carra, that's a young man that knows what he wants and was determined to do it. I've been practicing to be old for years now and it's finally starting to become a reality.
Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago
Carra, One of my team members grandkids wanted a unicycle for Christmas. It is definitely harder than it looks and they are practicing! Great message & video.
Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 10 years ago

Melinda ~  Now that's what I'm talkin about!  Gotta love chocolate!

Dale~  I think he "gets it"!

Samantha ~ He is happy with himself that is for sure!

Ed ~ Practice makes perfect.. But I don't think you are old.. you are too funny to be old! 

Susan~ Hope you can share the video with them.. I would love to hear what kids think of something like this video.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago
My passion right now is gardening, and I do that whenever I can. But since I can't make a living at it, I'm in the office now.
Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) over 10 years ago

What an amazing story and amazing kid! I have many passions and try to practice as many of them as I can a day! Half the fun of a passion is the practice!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

Leslie~ I love to garden too.. already got a 12 inch tomatoe plant with yellow buds at Home Depot last week.. it is living in my dining room.  Can't make money on it but it is fun!

Stephanie~ He is a great kid!  Practice.. practice.. I keep doing it every single day... wonder when it gets perfect???

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra -

Wanna know my main passion? 

 

Never getting close enough to a unicycle to fall off of it.  :)

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors) over 10 years ago

Coleen ~  My tummy is shaking since I am laughing so much!  :)

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra ~ it sure sounds like Declan has strong ambitions and a good head on his shoulder.  I know I wouldn't be able to ride a unicycle!

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 10 years ago

Dawn ~ He is a great kid and figuring out what he likes to do!  I know he will be a great success at whatever he undertakes.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

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