I am excited to introduce our readers to amazing and caring people who live, work, play, and do business in our community and city. Learning about people of all lifestyles, talents, and personalities who I think would be interesting for our readers to enjoy. San Diego has a wonderful diversity of individuals who make our slice of paradise the greatest place to live and enjoy each other’s uniqueness.
Sometimes while sharing this earth with so many people you come across individuals who are inspiring as soon as you meet them. I have come across a handful in my life that have done just that for me, and I am still great friends with them to this today. When I met my friend Dylan, it was like I had already known him for a lifetime. He was so accepting, fun, corny, and very easy on the eyes. He made me feel connected to him the first time I ever met him. Sweet, kind, and humble; I am excited to introduce my friend Dylan Cook, here is his story.
How did you end up in San Diego and what do you love about it?
I have been on a long journey. I was homeless at the age of 17; traveled from state to state. I joined the United States Marine Corps, and it led me here where I got stationed on Camp Pendleton and I love the diversity how big the cities are and there so much to do I grew up in a small town with a population of about 1600, so bigger is definitely better. There’s so much to do in San Diego and it’s just a beautiful place; I could not imagine myself anywhere else.
What gets you most excited about life?
I love meeting new people and being able to follow my dreams fulfills my journey. Making the best memories with friends and family gets me excited. My favorite, though, is definitely my beautiful wife.
In your professional life, what makes your business stand out and how has it changed your life?
If it’s a passion of mine, those who know me know I’m going to put in quality work. I pay very close attention when I work so I can better my craft. It is changing my life every day; my goal is to expand my knowledge start a fashion business, own properties, and explore my horizons from what I have learned working for and with other people. I want to learn and be able to do everything and anything my heart desires.
How would friends describe you
They would describe me as a caring and goofy individual who is unique, personable, and confident but humble, and I see the best in people.
What or who really makes you laugh and why?
I love when other people are laughing, then their laughing causes me to laugh. Now, you need to understand that I have an interesting laugh, so it makes us laugh even more. I think most people would agree how fascinating two strangers, friends, and even loved ones get so much joy when sharing laughter together; sometimes not even knowing what you are laughing about. I know it certainly makes my day.
Who inspires you in life to do your very best and why?
Everyone inspires me because everyone is different and diverse. We are all special, each in our own way, each with different skills, so I believe I could learn from everyone. I will always aspire to be the best me, as I learn and as I become more successful, I become a better version of myself. As I grow and learn my many different life skills, I plan to inspire and teach, to help others in their journey for the next generation.
If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be and why?
I would want to witness my very own future, because we cannot change the past, but we can change the future by what we learned and experience from our past. It would be very unique to watch my growth and see what I as a person have done, so I could do it differently to better who I am, as well as everyone around me.
If you could give someone advice about your art, hobby, or business, what would you tell them?
Confidence is key, never doubt yourself or let anyone ever put you down. You are as beautiful and amazing as you want to be. Never give up on your dreams, no matter what, if you are willing to work hard, believe in yourself, and don’t give up no matter how hard. You will see the end of your rainbow. Work is like a Pencil, it’s easy to look sharp when you don’t do any work, and everything might start looking dull and dark, but keep sharpening your skills after working hard; you will see your result become a positive reality in no time.
What are your top five valves you live by?
I live by family, passion, dreams, work, and memories…
Most people would say that money is a more important value, but you can always make more money, but you can’t get those memories back. If you miss them, you’re only young for so long, so love life while you’re young. Grow as you create memories and new friends and explore life to its fullest. Then, as you get older you can relax and know you did so much with the one life you have.
Gratitude is so important in each of our lives, what are you most grateful for, and how do you pay it forward?
I’m so grateful for the support of my family, my work and all the opportunities I am given along the way. Such as this opportunity to express the way I feel and share with other people to never give up on their dreams. I will always support and give back to those who helped me along the way. I now realize that those who did not believe in me did not believe in themselves. I have forgiven them; I wish them well and am focusing on my positive life.
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