The Autobiographical Website & Memoir
I wanted to write a mini-biography to help the community get to know who I am, mainly because I am not an outspoken person, I tend to be shy and it sometimes makes it hard for people to get to know me. This site paints a very detailed picture of who I am as a whole person; good, bad and all the shades in-between. This site has become a life-long work and inspiration for me; after all how can we understand others until we truly invest the time to understand ourselves. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring the site and learning about who I am.
Born on May 14, 1975 in Glen Burnie, Maryland at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Shortly after the passing of my father in 1980 we moved to Hampton Roads Virginia to be closer to my mother's side of the family. I have lived in Hampton Roads ever since.
I come from a very diverse family. My mother was born in Galax, a small town in the mountains of Virginia; my mother’s family is of Irish, Dutch, German and French descent. My father was born in Baltimore Maryland; my father’s family was from Lithuania and of Orthodox Jewish descent. My grandparents escaped the Holocaust and came to the United States to live the American dream. Both parents have passed, leaving 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren to carry on the Garbus legacy.
Please use the navigation bar on the left to journey through topics that are of interest to me. Along your journey you will begin to get to know me as a human being. While we may not agree on all topics, our differences are what make us all human and unique. Above all else, I will never judge you for what makes us different - I will embrace it and love you for who you are. I often appear to be a very simply easygoing person, but there is always a lot going on just below the surface. If you are familiar with the Meyers-Briggs personality profile, I am an INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging).
I know it must cross many people's minds, why in the world would I put my life story on the internet?!... It's pretty simple, I have nothing to hide and more to gain from people knowing actually who I am as opposed to any assumption someone might happen to make. It's about authenticity and being a real person and not a mask. It's about sharing the good and the bad that makes me who I am and opportunities that have built my character and enlightened my Spirit. I am one of those genuinely compassionate human beings walking around in a sometimes shallow, presumptive, judging and abrasive world. My policy is honesty and truth - its the only way we can truly be authentic and loving to ourselves and to others. I am a sincere law-abiding citizen. I come across as a very shy and humble person. I couldn't hurt another living being under any circumstance, and if by accident I did harm someone, it would mean I would feel severe shame and long-term guilt - it would scar me for life emotionally and literally.
My Dream & Calling in Life:
"To compassionately INSPIRE everyone & every living thing I encounter through authentic servant leadership..."
As I have grown older and wiser I have realized that my purpose in life is to help humanity shift paradigms through the expression of compassion. As we give compassion to others, it gives others permission to also express compassion. As this expression is shared person to person, the world changes and we change for the better. It is my small gift in life that I choose to share with everyone I encounter. We can be the change we wish to see in the world. One heart, one person, one soul at a time...