My name is... Steele Anderson

Hiker, healthcare worker and aspiring pastor

Posted 9/19/17

Putting yourself out there

I moved to Lone Tree from Highlands Ranch about two years ago. The best thing about Lone Tree is that I can walk from my house to hike in the Bluffs. I was born in Colorado, but I've bounced from coast to coast. I've …

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My name is... Steele Anderson

Hiker, healthcare worker and aspiring pastor

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Putting yourself out there

I moved to Lone Tree from Highlands Ranch about two years ago. The best thing about Lone Tree is that I can walk from my house to hike in the Bluffs. I was born in Colorado, but I've bounced from coast to coast. I've lived in Houston, San Diego and Frederick, Maryland, I've lived in the central part of the U.S. too.

One thing I've learned moving around is you have to be vulnerable, you have to be ready to jump out there and meet new people immediately. If you're going to make new friends and new connections and get adjusted, that's one thing you've got to do.

Body and spirit

I work as an operating room assistant at St. Joseph's Hospital, lately I've been working the night shift. The hardest thing about the night shift is sometimes it's almost hard to stay awake. But that can be the best part of it too. Those days when I'm not feeling my best but there's not a lot going on, I can kind of relax.

I plan on getting my bachelor's degree in youth ministry and going into the seminary. When I was a kid, the youth group in my church was a big part of my life. I strayed and did some things I shouldn't have done, and it was probably the one thing that kept me productive and out of jail.

Make the change

If could change one thing about the world, it would be to make us all think about others more, and less concerned about ourselves. I think a lot of people think they're not selfish, but inherently that's what humans are, and I can say the same thing about myself.

It's sad to say that it takes a tragedy like Harvey and Irma to get people to express generosity when it should be everyday small things. I think that would go a lot farther.

Burning questions

If I could meet anyone from the past, I'd want to meet Jesus Christ. One glaring question I'd have would be “what's our purpose in life?” I know we're supposed to be here to love others, but there's got to be something else.

If I could meet anyone alive today, I guess it would have to be John Elway. I would ask him why he didn't choose baseball after being drafted by the New York Yankees in 1984.

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