Taking off from last weeks post about inspiration, it brings to mind the years of my life and the journey that got me here and what will lead me to other destinations in the future. I won't go into the details of things, but rather some points of inspiration. The obvious start of inspirational people is my family members. I was fortunate enough to have met 3 of my grandparents and my parents are still happily together in marriage. These are the daily inspirations in my personal life. My first year on my own was a challenge, and as always, a great learning experience. During my first year at SAIT I got involved in student government, inspired by a then young fellow a year ahead of me, Dave Roberts. First with the Business Administration club, then the SAIT students association, where Dave became the Director of Programing and made me the cultural co-ordinator. Dave had lost an arm in high school in an accident. He always used humor to speak about it, saying "remember those OFF commerials in the 80's? I was the unprotected arm". As cultural co-ordinator, I booked entertainment and events of a cultural nature. British Pub Night and Octobeerfest were the highlights. Then a bit of a political shakeup happened and I ended up with his role for a couple of months. That in itself was a learning experience for Dave and I. As a result of that came one of the finest meetings in my life. Having a beer or two in me on a Friday afternoon in a pub (now called gateway) across from the office called the Spartacus Lounge, I had a moment. I am going to get Rick Hansen to stop by SAIT on his Man in Motion tour. I got up from my table, went into the office and started researching how to get in touch with the tour. By Monday the man was in motion for a trip to SAIT.