Robert J. Oleson Jr.
February 18, 2012
I. What was your family like?
a. We were a middle class family
b. I am the oldest of three kids
c. My parents have always been there for us
II. What things do you remember about your childhood?
a. We were always happy growing up
b. Always playing some type of sports
c. Going to my grandparents house on the weekends
d. Going to parks and fishing with my parents
e. Eating out at our favorite restaurant every Friday night
III. What jobs have you had in your life?
a. Worked as a cook in high school
b. Joined the Navy after high school
c. After Navy started managing restaurant
d. Became a correctional officer
e. I am now the lead security officer at a pharmaceutical company
IV. What are your personal, professional, and academic goals?
a. Make life better for my family
b. Move up in the company
c. Receive my Bachelors degree
V. Who were the important people in your life?
a. My family
b. My friends
c. My teachers
Life is a journey in which we are given the opportunity to leave behind our own footprint on the Earth. By having the chance to progress through the various stages of life and learn as much as possible, it would be easy to lead a fulfilling life. While life may be made up of challenges, risks, luck, and knowledge; how much each of those factors plays a part in life depends on the person.
When I was growing up my family was always there for me in everything I did. My family supported me in the decisions I made in what sports I went out for, in the jobs I held and in my academics. We were a middle class family in a small town in Iowa. I was the oldest of three kids and we were never without anything we needed. I would credit my family with the morals that I possess today.
The kids that lived in the neighborhood were all about the same age as me and my siblings. There was never a day that...