Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Class of '98 Today...

Brian Collet

Well, 10 years has gone by quickly, but high school seems like a lifetime away. In the last decade it seems I have been moving around a lot. I spent 3 years in LA working and hanging out; moved back to UT for a couple of years to finish my B.S.; moved to NY for a year; made my way to the Midwest for graduate school; and, back to NY for work. I love NYC - the greatest city in America - but will likely end up back on the left coast. I have a new found appreciation for the mountains that were in our backyard growing up, the ocean, and open spaces - all of which I love, miss, and took for granted.

In the midst of my moving, I found somebody who was equally excited for constant change (and willing to deal with me). I married Heidi almost 5 years ago. We're expecting our first child, a boy, any day now. Heidi is terrified he'll be like me. I am still climbing, cycling, getting hurt, and generally operating at a maturity level of a 15 year old. Now Heidi will have two boys to worry about and look after. I'm hoping his first word will be "dude". I'll start the training at a young age. We are happy and doing well. I won't be able to make the reunion, but if any of you find your way out to NYC in the coming years, look me up and give me a shout. I would love to treat to dinner, drinks, or whatever. brian.collet@gmail.com


Kierstin said...

Brian, I have to agree with you on NYC being one of the greatest places on the earth. I've only been there once (last year) but I fell in love instantly. Congrats on your baby boy. (this is Kierstin Spjut by the way, not Kirsten Pack)

Andrea said...

Brian, you were one of my very first friends in Centerville. Remember Mr. Vanhill's class?! Good times. Glad to hear you're loving life. NY is great - there's no other city like it. My sister currently resides just outside in Campbell Hall.