T Stands was a true role model for me. The epitome of a badass.
It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. T lived his life with this mentality - fast and loose. He had big goals, but didn't take life too seriously. He had a significant impact on everyone he met. His network of family and friends is unmatched with connections all over the world. He was James Bond. A fantasy figure every dude wanted to be and every girl wanted to be with.
He is the cool guy who always knows what to say, where to be, and how to act. In every situation, no matter the discomfort level. He is the reason I try to push my daily comfort zone. He pushed me in sports with lacrosse and endurance training. He found solace in seeing how far the body could swim, bike, run, and repeat. He inspired me with his dedication to pursuing a career with a significant impact on society. He encouraged me to try new things every day with a huge curiosity to continue learning by taking risks and adapting. He was always the life of every party, discussion, and moment - not by being the most talkative but by being a great listener who cared about what you're up to. I cherish all the memories we shared and have no doubt he'll be looking down on us - making sure we are living up to his high standards!