Friday, September 4, 2009
I have a mentor who told me to do an excercise that your write your own obituary. I know this may sound weird but he said I should write my life the way I want to live and the way I want to be remembered and that this paper will help me a lot in getting to where I want to be. How can you know where you are going in life unless you know what is really important to you etc. So here is what I wrote and I actually had a lot of fun doing this. So after reading this give it a shot. I know it has nothing to do with my HEALTH blogging but I feel that anyone can benefit from such a thing.
Jay Anthony Baluk 1982-2056
Jay Anthony Baluk passed away suddenly at the age of 74 as he was caught in bed with a beautiful 24 year old swimsuit model by her crazy husband and his wife lol
Jay was born in Winnipeg Canada and was raised in the north end by a single parent mother who tried her best. They never had lots of money but always got by. Although the odds were not in his favor he overcame all the barricades that were put in his path. He used his own fear as a tool to fuel his desire to achieve the things that were most important to him. He always knew he wanted more than he had growing up, wanted a better family life for his family, and wanted a great relationship with his wife. He lived every day to the max as he realized life way to short to hold off on the things he wanted. He was a successful business man and real estate tycoon who always was intrigued by new business opportunities. Jay was an adventurous risk taker and was never scared to put himself out there whether he was; skydiving, bungee jumping, base jumping, swimming in a hurricane, or salsa dancing with his two left feet. He was very passionate about traveling and enjoyed seeing all the beauties of the world, but most of all he loved the white tranquil beaches of the Caribbean. He was a passionate philanthropist who believed strongly that it was important and his duty to give back to the people who need it. Jay owned a very popular website to help people overcome diseases using methods that have worked for many others. Through this site jay helped many people live better lives than they ever imagined. He also showed these people how important it was to pay it forward as it was the right thing to do and it was indeed their responsibility. Jay created a scholarship program for north end students which was not for only people who got the highest marks but for people who beat the odds and did the best with what their situation permitted as he believed you could stimulate this person and they could achieve great things. He also believed that giving is not just about financial contribution but becoming involved at a hands on level. This is why he started a mentor program where he would mentor business students showing them how to achieve what they wanted in life, both financially and in other areas of their life. Most of all Jay was a great father always putting his family and their interests at the front of his priorities. He was involved with them whether it was attending sports practices or dance rehearsals. He had old fashion values in that a family that eats together stays together. Therefore whether his kids knew it then, they were now grateful they spent so much time together and they were closer because of it. He loved his wife more than anything as she was his best friend and partner in crime meaning they always did adventurous things together. I'm surprised she put up with him all these years, but the truth is that they complimented one another greatly. Jay was a person who came from nothing and achieved great things in all areas of his life. He was the type of person who inspired you and got you excited about taking a chance. A person who was the life of the party always giving you a laugh, but was also there to listen when you needed someone to talk to. He was a person that thought what he could do for you before he thought what you could do for him. A person who through his life has exemplified that life is way too short and it is up to you what you do with it. Jay is a person that will always be remembered for being a goofball and always trying to bring smiles to others. Wherever he is I know he is having a blast and making the best of his situation.