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Alright, back from vacation and getting right back into the
recaps. P.S. I went on vacation to Chicago and visited the Shedd Aquarium, and
at the aquatic show some kid won a t-shirt with a crab on it that said “Claw
and Order,” and I was like, She’s not
going to appreciate that! Give it to me! And I searched for it in the gift
shop, but to no avail, so I imagine it was just some leftover stock they wanted
to get rid of. I’m still mad about it though, shoulda beaten that kid up and
Aiden Brady // 25 // Corporate Identity // Red Oak
Meet Aiden Brady, dark horse in a suit.
In the last few years you traveled and lived to Europe, however, have returned to Chicago, what brought you back to the Windy City? It was always part of the plan. Since my senior year in high school I think, that I had the talk with my father about taking on his business company, we agreed that I would get to choose where I wanted to study, as long as I promised to come back for the job at the end. I have the feeling, however, that if there had been no deal or plan, I would’ve ended up coming back here simply for my love for the city.
What is your favorite place here/favorite thing to do? I have way too many favorite places around the city. The Shedd Aquarium or the Adler simply because of the view of the Skyline, and the walk back to the downtown area all along the shore. Navy Pier is always fun too, Wicker Park never disappoints. I personally like to go there, visit a few bars, listen to some live music and hit up Stan Donuts or Blaze Pizza at the end of the night.
Hobbies? Music ever since I learned how to play guitar. I’m not much of a professional, but I can mess around with a few songs here and there. Also work out, I like boxing and just keep myself moving: hikes, runs, etc. It helps with stress, I guess. At least I like to think so.
Your name is quite known in the business world due to the company your father runs. How does it feel working in the family business? Like a big responsibility? I don’t know. I mean, yes for the most part. It’s just something I don’t think about that much anymore. I used to stress about it way too much when I was younger, if I’d be able to do it, if I actually wanted to do it, but now that the time is closer, it just feels like something I was born to do, you know? Second nature, almost. I’ll just keep on praying for my father to take longer to retire, so I can get a few more years of peace and freedom.
If you couldn’t work in your current career, what career would you be interested in? Hard question… I never had that many options or chance to chose what I wanted to do with my life, so it’s always been kind of set in stone. I would’ve pursued some sort of music career, I guess. Live off my music, play in the streets and live day by day in a small apartment in some cheap part of town, sharing with a friend, I don’t think I would’ve minded something like that.
What is one thing you want people to know about you that often gets missed? I’m afraid of sounding conceited or something like that, but there’s some sort of misconception about me or my family’s life in general is perfect. People often compare themselves to me or my father and wonder what could possibly be wrong with our lives. I guess I just want to say that each life has their own dramas, life isn’t all gold, but it isn’t all mud either. There’s good and bad happening all the time to everyone in this world, and it often gets forgotten that we are all people, and yes we feel for others, just like we feel for ourselves. We’re not all selfish either. That and that I actually prefer raisin cookies over chocolate chip.