👨‍💼The Young Life of Brian England

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💥The Young Life of Brian England

 

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I highly doubt that I will ever write a book and I don't believe my life is worthy of a book but I do feel like I am living a very good life! For this February challenge hosted by Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  I figured that I would write about my childhood. I feel that I had a very good upbringing that was influenced by many, most importantly my parents.

I was born in Oxford, England while my Dad was in the Air Force and my Mom was teaching. I don't remember anything from my time in England other than what I see in pictures of me as a baby, haha. I think we were only there for a year before moving back to the United States. I think we first lived in California for a while, then Tucson but I don't recall any of that. My earliest memories begin when I was 5 years old and we moved to a small town around 100 miles outside of the Phoenix Metro area in Arizona. It was a small town of around 6,000 people and the town where my Mom was born and raised.

My Mom was one of 10 kids so growing up I got to spend a lot of time with my grandparents, aunts, and uncles so family time has always been valuable to me. Gatherings for Christmas and Thanksgiving were always so much fun at Grandma's house! I attended a local Catholic school that my Grandpa helped build and my Grandma volunteered at. I was given a very good education from the Nuns that taught at the school and feel that they instilled in me the values that have shaped my life in a very good way.

I remember how much I loved playing basketball and it seemed that I always had a basketball with me and I practiced every chance I got. My Mom was a teacher at the local high school so she was able to introduce me to the basketball players. I was a big fan so she made me my own uniform and I got to hang around with the team and sit at the end of the bench. I remember loving the games so much and cheering on the team from the bench. In high school, I had a rude awakening since I was a scrawny little guy and even though I was the best shooter on the team the coach wanted big strong athletes on the court, haha. I continued to sit at the end of the bench and didn't enjoy the games as much as I did when I was younger and sitting at the end of the bench. So, I quit basketball and took up golf for my final two years of high school. I got pretty good and even made the all-state team my senior year of high school.

That was a fun experience and lead to a love of golf for a while. Once I got into the working world though, I found that golf was expensive and took too much time, so I eventually gave it up as well. Perhaps one day I will take it back up again and enjoy it just as much as I used to. Well, hopefully, I am at my 500-word quota for the challenge since I am getting tired of writing about myself, haha. 

 

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Comments (64)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Brian:

What a fun read, learning more about you growing up. My bet is you will get back into golfing...just make it happen!

Jeff

Feb 10, 2022 10:48 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We shall see Jeff Dowler, CRS I just take things as they come to me and make the best of them!

Feb 10, 2022 12:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Brian- it was fun getting to know more about you. I remember that you were born in England but I didn't know how long you were there. So, when did tennis come into play. BTW- I love how much you love family and am so glad that you are around them 

Feb 10, 2022 05:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, being an athlete, I loved reading your post, Brian! What a great entry and what interesting information about the young life of Brian England! Thanks for sharing!

And now you have tennis and what a wonderful sport for those over 25! 

Feb 10, 2022 08:34 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Brian,

What a wonderful post! I loved reading about your life with your family and how it shaped your life. Family is everything and you have a loving and caring one!

Feb 12, 2022 02:57 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I can relate to your basketball experience. In high school I was a good shooter also , but at 5'7 didn't have the size which switched my interest to baseball & soccer. 

Feb 13, 2022 04:23 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The family has always been one of the most important things for me and I am so truly blessed to have such a good family Kathy Streib.  I dabbled a little with tennis in high school and college.  

Feb 13, 2022 05:04 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems like we have a lot of similar interests Debe Maxwell, CRS and I look forward to spending a little time with you in person at the end of this month!

Feb 13, 2022 05:05 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX that is so very true and I feel so lucky to have such a great family!

Feb 13, 2022 05:06 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems to make it at the highest level in sports Buzz Mackintosh that we need to figure out pretty early what we can be best at and focus on that.

Feb 13, 2022 05:08 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

It is fun reading about your interests, family, and hobbies. I also have a feeling you will be again playing golf, it may be perfect for business!

Feb 13, 2022 08:13 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Only time will tell Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 but if not I have plenty of other hobbies that keep me busy enough.

Feb 14, 2022 05:03 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

What a great growing up story Brian!  You had a wonderful family and school life and it shows on who you are today, a thoughtful, caring, bright and funny man!  Love your younger basketball story and how cool is it that your Mom made you a uniform.  Now that's a great Mom!  One of these days get back into golf.....Gary is always looking for another round!  Thank you for your upbeat entry into the February contest!

Feb 15, 2022 02:53 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thank you for such kind words Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I am definitely blessed to have the Mom that I have!

Feb 15, 2022 04:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You are a very easy fellow to like...something I enjoy

Feb 18, 2022 11:15 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a very kind thing for you to say Richie Alan Naggar and I find you easy to like as well.

Feb 18, 2022 03:00 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - although you were born in England, you're still very much an All American Guy and that's what's attractive about you and likable! What a cute photograph of you too!!!

Feb 18, 2022 06:26 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Aww, thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP your words are always so kind!  I hope that you will have an enjoyable weekend!

Feb 19, 2022 05:27 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Such an adorable pic, Brian. What a cutie!

I can relate to the family size...my mom was one of 9 children. Three of her brothers were military and for most of my life not local. Three of her siblings have been involved in most of my life. Big families make for wonderful memories.

Feb 27, 2022 01:46 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I agree, big families certainly do make for wonderful memories Sharon Tara and this is one of my favorite pictures of myself when I was a kid.

Feb 27, 2022 06:02 PM