What are you most proud of?
Asked by Josh Board
October 14, 2009
From Little Italy (Jewelry Wholesaler)
It was something I started called Tru Doodles. I ran that for five years. It started in Santa Cruz, and it got art programs started in Chicano schools. It also helped the local stroke center with art, using touch therapy and drawing and painting. We also received some funding, which wasn’t much. I spent lots of my own money on this because it was important to me. So, I had to keep my day job as a physical therapist.
From University Heights (Retired)
My HIV activism. I’ve been involved in numerous things with that, working on programs to educate and promote health care for people with HIV. I’ve been doing it for two years. Lots of people are battling AIDS without the internal resources to deal with the health-care system. Oh…I’m also writing a book. It’s a gay love story that takes place in India. Maybe that’s a better answer.
From Hillcrest (Consultant)
Starting my own business. I did that on my own, paying for all the marketing and everything. It’s my first business, and I was able to stop working for the Man. It’s in sustainability, so it’s my passion. I don’t feel like I’m working because I love what I’m doing.
From Hillcrest (Interior Designer)
It would be the career path I took to become an interior designer. I went into the Army out of high school, which enabled me to get my undergraduate in interior design. I spent six years in the service, being stationed in Germany and then D.C. When I got out I became a defense contractor. The money was great, but I hated the job. But I was able to go to college and get my degree. Now I’m able to make some money while being creative.
From Rancho Peñasquitos (Engineer)
I should probably say my wife. She’ll probably be reading this, and she did have to put up with me all these years. I’m also proud of all my kids. They range in age from, well…29, 27, 24, and a 17-year-old. I’m proud that none of them are in jail, and all of them are walking with the Lord.
From Downtown (Accountant)
It’s hard to come up with one that’s more significant than others. If I have to choose, I’ll go with graduating college. As a child, coming to this country, it seems like you’ll never be able to master the language. You feel like you’ll never fit in. My senior year of college, though… everything just came together. I felt like I’d be able to succeed in this country. And I no longer felt like an outsider.