Who Do You Look Up To?

It’s a couple weeks into the new year, and most people are contemplating the resolutions that they already have broken. Instead, I’m thinking about the people in life that I look up to.

The first person is my amazing fiance and best friend, David. He is wonderfully spontaneous and a little bit fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants, which balances out my need to for advanced planning. He thinks nothing of getting home relatively early on a Monday night and deciding to go to a movie or randomly deciding to take a day off. And, it’s activities like these that remind me to enjoy the┬áspontaneity of life.

Second, my Mom. All my life she has encouraged me to do my best and really has been involved in everything I have done. There were times when I thought her involvement in PTA at school was crazy. Like the time my 7th grade math teacher called me by her name in class instead of my own. It turns out, that looking back, it was pretty cool to have had her around for all of my activities. She schlepped me (and my sister) all over Southern California when we were performing with our high school tall flag team, and to all of our many lessons (piano, math tutors, etc.) So, thank you, Mom, for everything you have done.

Who do you look up to and why? Share in the comments below.


  1. Hey, I haven’t broken any of my GOALS yet. ­čśë Then again, I haven’t really worked on them too hard either. Hee. http://www.oakmonster.com/2011/12/29/10-goals-for-2012/

    I look up to my friend Justin. He is a disabled USMC veteran who went on to medical school and went through all kinds of personal tragedy during those years. Now he is a trauma surgeon he set out to be with a beautiful wife and cutest little girl in the world. We call Justin Superman around here.

    • Thanks for your comment! Inspiring story about your friend Justin. There are days when I feel like I have accomplished something big, and then I hear about stories like this and I think “not so much.” ­čśë

  2. Melanie Dreike says

    Wow, I feel loved, it was all worth it, you can never replace childhood memories. Love you!

    • Chris Dreike says

      Hi Theresa,
      I’m always very proud of your Mom. What a smart hard working girl she is. I love her Great Big Bunches.
      Love You,

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