I thought doing an FAQ segment would be kind of fun. Just some questions I asked myself. Just to give you a little more of a background of who I am.
- Why am I doing this?
I’m sharing my journey from the bad ugly and darkness to now searching for purpose direction, and light. Now I’m on the road to success and I feel I see light at the end of the tunnel. I’m working on becoming a published author and as much as it scares me, we all have a unique story and something to share. It's time I stop hiding in the shadows and share my life with the world. The only way I know how to do that is to be open and share everything that I have kept bottled up in me over all these years. Well maybe not quite everything yet, I'll warm up to it haha.
- If you could live anywhere, where and why?
I have never been to Hawaii but I feel like that would be up there for everyone or any exotic location along that nature. If I had to pick a location in the states, I would probably pick Lancaster or Detroit. I love Lancaster, its where I was born and raised. As cheesy as it sounds Lancaster is where I went through everything and it will always be home to me. Some people always make statements like, Lancaster is boring there is nothing to do. Its true its not New York or California. Those people that make those statement's, my guess is they didn't try hard enough to make the most of this area here why they can. Besides they also forgot we are all different, some like the city some like the country, it's funny how these little nuggets slip their mind and not to mention all the history Lancaster and PA have.
As far as Detroit, my parents and first two sisters were all born and raised there. Almost all of my mom's side still lives in Detroit. With traveling up there almost once a year my whole life. That's why it has become my second home.
- If I could be any animal in the world, what and why?
I have a few I really like, but I would have to pick a Lion. Besides being beautiful and the king of the jungle, that definitely doesn't hurt haha. The way they are feared and just their presence is intimating and brings fear to others around them. The way they carry themselves, and that roar is so intimating and powering. They just have this presence to them that is so powering and intimating, but yet at the same times its respectable from everyone else.
- Who is your celebrity crush?
Well, I’m more a brunette fan but for years it was always Jessica Alba. Now I would say, Jenna Dewan Tatum, or Blake Lively.
- What is your dream car?
I have a few, when I was a kid it was always a Dodge Viper. As much as I love that car now I would probably pick.
- Aston Martin
- 67 Shelby GT500 (Eleanor)
- What is my dream job?
For years and years growing up, it was always a professional basketball player. Play for Duke and under Coach k and then go on to the NBA. Now it's to have the career I’m pursuing and have been chasing after and working towards for the last few years. Become a published author, share my stories with the world and show them anything is possible. If you make a goal and have a dream, it is possible to accomplish them and even do more than what you had pictured and envisioned. I want to help people not make some mistakes I did, and help kids find purpose and direction and motivate them to keep going. We all have our battles and ups and downs, you just have to keep moving forward and keep battling.
I want to help people not make some mistakes I did, and help kids find purpose and direction and motivate them to keep going. We all have our battles and ups and downs, you just have to keep moving forward and keep battling.
- What inspires/motivates me?
That’s easy MONEY, haha I’m just kidding. Sure I love money and always have been fascinated by money, I’ll admit it I want to be rich, I won't apologize for that. Yes, with being rich and having money you feel a lot safer if situations come up and not to mention all the good you could do with it by donating and helping others and giving back.
For me its family and YOU, I’ll explain. For my family being the only boy and having three sisters, going back to being young I thought it was my responsibility to take care of them with being the only boy. With the only one in my immediate family passing on my last name, I just took it as a pride thing. With all of these successful people ahead of me that started with nothing and did so many great things and taking care of their family and others. If they can do it, why can't I be successful and make a difference and follow their footsteps in helping others?
Again going back to us all having a unique story and something special to share. One of the main things that pushed me is the kids that I don't know that are growing up. I was lucky having both parents and a big family, besides my LD problem I had an easy life I won't deny it. There are kids with one parent or in foster care, growing up with no parents starving on the streets or in way worse situations than me. I want to help them find the light at the end of the tunnel that I'm finally starting to see myself. Help realize that no matter what situation you can turn your life around, and turn it from bad and ugly, too beautiful and a masterpiece.
- Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I will be 32 and 37, crap that sounds horrible haha. It already feels weird saying I’m 27 now. As much as I’m a family man and can't wait to be married and have kids, it scares the CRAP out of me. I'm still trying to find myself and figure out what I’m doing with my life. By 32 I hope I will be at least married and have my own home. On the business side, by 32 I hope to have published all three of my books that are done and have the final book of my trilogy done. By 37 hopefully building my name and growing my following, and have a household name. People will know Peter A Harrower and I will be sharing my story with thousands of people. Helping people, mostly kids who were down and be the light to them and help them find the confidence that they need and help them figure out whats next. I don't want them to be sad, angry and depressed with that dark cloud over them for all of those years like what I had. I want to show them that you are just wasting time, and no good can come from it. I can't get that time back from pouting and feeling sorry for myself no good can come from it.
On the business side, by 32 I hope to have published all three of my books that are done and have the final book of my trilogy done. By 37 hopefully building my name and growing my following, and have a household name. People will know who Peter Harrower is and I will be sharing my story with people. Helping people, mostly kids who were down and be the light to them and help them find the confidence that they need and help them figure out whats next. I don't want them to be sad, angry and depressed with that dark cloud over them for all of those years like what I had. I want to show them that you are just wasting time, and no good can come from it. I can't get that time back from pouting and feeling sorry for myself and no good can come from it.
- If I could change one thing in the world, and money would be no object what would I change? Example, finding the cure for cancer, hunger, clean water things along that?
With this question I don't think there is a right or wrong answer, we all have our own opinions to this. So as much as curing cancer and hunger and everything else would be amazing and huge no doubt about it. For me I feel like I would take a different road, I would give my resources to the schools and help the kids that were just like me. From their perspective, the outsiders, losers the kids that feel dumb and different and just trying to fit in. You might not agree with my answer, that's fine that's why it's my answer, not yours.
I know first hand growing up with this kind of mindset what it can do to a kid and the damage and aftermath that can happen after and be carrying that mindset for years. No kid should feel like this, it should be a safe environment for teachers trying to help them. Dealing with this disability is a big enough handicap, to begin with, let alone with all of the other side effects.
With that the way the world is heading anyway, these kids need our help. They need that push in the right direction and guidance and tuff love. I’m not saying do the work for them, that won't do any good for anyone. If people could understand Learning Disabilities more and Dyslexia, and realize what we're dealing with. Just imagine if we all get the right help and care?
- When you take your last breath how do you want to be remembered?
When I take my last breath, I want to have a legacy and leave something behind and be a part of something that's bigger than Peter Harrower. I believe 100% that my story can make a difference in peoples lives and have an impact in their life. You know what, so can yours you just have to be willing to work for it? I want to be the best son, brother, uncle and friend, and if I’m lucky enough down the road husband and father also. Am I at the place now, no I don't think so. Then again that's just my opinion, I feel like I’m always going to have higher standards from my point of view that others have of me. Maybe I am the best I can from everyone else perspective, maybe I just need to adjust mine?
Am I at the place now, no I don't think so. Then again that's just my opinion, I feel like I’m always going to have higher standards from my point of view that others have of me. Maybe I am the best I can be from everyone else perspective, maybe I just need to adjust mine and fix my attitude?
Being a Christin I know there are more important things in life than money, success, and book sales things like that. I know God says we can't take anything with us when we die, I get it and this life is temporary. I realize that now and completely agree with that. In the meantime, till he needs me to come home, and when we do take our last breath. Why can't we try and make the most of our life here on earth why we still can? After all, we only get one life to live, shouldn't we stop wasting time and live it up and make the most of it?
I was born March 25, 1990, and a goal to me was doing my best to try and play my part and make the world a better place by the time I die. At 27 that could be anytime and anywhere. Shouldn't we be working hard now and helping others and doing the best we can now, why we still can and why we are still breathing?