My life before Christ was exemplified by typical hedonist pursuits. I have always gravitated towards experience in the physical environment. I have pursued activity to extreme and been a avid rock climber, surfer, snowboarder, basketball player, carpenter and gardener. In the supernatural setting of British Columbia I was able to pursue all manner of adventure and thrill seeking. It is what draws people to this amazing place to live.
I have also pursued academics in order to become a professional and have been a licensed dentist in Canada for close to two decades. My security, identity and happiness was derived from these things. I learned in Vancouver that happiness can be fleeting and what I was missing did not come from these pursuits.
I have always loved music. I enjoy the rap rhythms of Public Enemy and Beastie Boys. I love the compositional genius of Beethoven and Bach. I have studied at the Conservatory and the concerts. Grunge was a game-changer and I was grieved at the passing of Chris Cornell, my favourite singer. I related to his lyrics and introspective approach to songwriting.