XOXO, Michael Brown

More stories from Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college junior who enjoys giving his opinion. Here are some of the questions I got this week:

What are your plans for the summer?

This summer I’m going back home to spend time with my family. My sisters graduate high school this year, so I just want to be able to spend time with them before they go away to college. I just want to spend time with my family and do my best to make as much money and save even more. I enrolled in summer school also. This summer is going to be one for the books.

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?

Well I guess my go to pair would be my favorite? I’m forever wearing my black Toms. I really am in love with my Docs and my olive green New Balances as well though.

If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?

Strong. I don’t mean that physically, I mean emotionally. I really wanted to use the word ambitious or optimistic. I chose to use strong because I’ve been through a lot, just like most of my peers. I’m not saying I’m above anyone because I have come over obstacles in life but I beat stage four cancer at the age of 18 during my senior year of high school, which I completely had to miss out on. After cancer, I had a million other things happen to me like other illnesses, and I lost my grandmother in the same year. I did all this while still trying to be strong for my family. I felt like I had to be the strong one for them.

What is your biggest goal in life?

I just want to be successful and happy. I want to make my parents proud and one day be able to help them like they helped me growing up.

To have your question answered you can drop them off in the labeled box in the Parthenon lab for next week or email them at [email protected]all.edu

Michael can be contacted at brown[email protected]