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Mistakes You Learn From Being the youngest of five children I looked up to all of my siblings as roll models and example setters Early in my childhood I thought that my oldest brother who was eight years older than me and I had a lot in common both skinny wore glasses and athletic Realizing that we had various other things in common I latched on to him like a leech and decided that I wanted to be just like him But I soon learned that he wasnt the role model that best suited my life When I was about five years old or so I would wake up every morning at exactly the same time as Eric just so I could spend the whole day following him around and help him with whatever I could He would always make little bribes with me so I would do his chores for him but I didnt care because I was just happy to help him While he would be feeding the hungry cows I would grab my little red wheel barrow fill it up with silage and try to mimic his every action I probably got in the way more than helped but I was giving my all to be just like him The one thing we did every morning together was haul manure He would always send me into the house to steal a couple of ice cold sodas from the fridge and then we would head out to the hay fields and spread the manure while we drank the sodas I had swiped As I watched him grow up and mature I realized that he started to take the wrong trails if he wanted to achieve success I think that the first wrong trail Eric chose to walk was his academics His first priority was his social life rather than academics He was a smart kid but he would rather go out for the
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