In kindergarten, a member of the Williston Fire Department came to our school. Each of us went home that afternoon with a bright red firefighter hat. That was the absolute coolest item I owned, and I was convinced someday I would be a firefighter. A year later my dream career changed. I decided I wanted to own a ranch and be a cowboy. I had cowboy boots, blue jeans, a belt with an appropriate buckle, a western shirt, along with a slick and stylish cowboy hat. That lasted for a few years until my dream changed to being a professional basketball player. This was the dream that I was convinced would stick. After Phil Jackson, I was going to be the second Williston native to make it to the NBA. I even had the red, white and blue wristbands and high-top shoes. How could I not make it in the NBA?
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