I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview David Hennessey about five random facts about himself, what this year has taught him. Plus what goal he hopes to achieve before the end of the year. Check out my interview with David Hennessey below:
Loryn: What's a goal you hope to achieve before the end of the year?
David: I plan to be able to consistently lead climb rock climbing routes classed as 6 A in France, this means I have to be able to keep calm mentally and physically as I am climbing above the last pin and a big fall is possible. This is a big deal for me as I am always working on overcoming my fear of heights. But I love rock climbing and I believe I can do it.
Loryn: What lesson has this year taught you?
David: I found out that more people than I ever imagined were not prepared emotionally, mentally and even financially for what we have been through so far. I realize I have more value to people that I imagined since I have the skills to help people rebuild their lives and also build what I call ‘resilience in advance’ because life is full of surprises. I am grateful to be of service.
Loryn: What have you've learned from living in three different countries with 3 different cultures?
David: Preparation in advance is very important in life. I was much younger when I moved to Canada but when I moved as a Dad to France I needed to be better prepared even though I moved for the right reason, for my mother in law who needed help. Gratefully, I have overcome all the challenges I experienced after arriving in France.
Loryn: What's a lesson you learned about yourself, during the six months you couldn't walk?
David: I found out that it is truly up to me to decide that I want to get better and I need to take hourly not just daily actions that lead to my recovery with a very strong focus on my state of mind. My habits prior to the accident also helped me recover quicker.
Loryn: What's something not many people know about you?
David: I used to build Hot Rods (modified cars) when I was younger.