S is for South Bend
Ok, my apologies for not posting in awhile. I’ve been writing and editing over the course of the past week, so I’m giving everything to that and letting the blog slip. Boo.
Anyway, S to me stands for my home town, South Bend. South Bend is the quintessential small town in the US, where the American Dream can still come alive and flourish. Example? None other than my parents, who not only worked hard at day jobs for most of their adult lives, but also who had their own businesses on the side during most of their adult lives.
We all worked on houses (rental/land contract) when my brother and I were growing up along with my entrepreneurial parents. And yes, as kids, we saw stuff that happened in houses that kids should probably never see. However, it was the perfect experience for us to understand, appreciate and discover the American Dream… In South Bend, and other parts of the USA, people can pursue their passions–be it a business, a hobby, a day job, or all of the above, without too much bureacracy and naysayers. That’s cool. That’s America. That’s the American dream. And that rocks!