People of Sunset Cliffs: Omar

Hi, my name is Christopher Broze. I am a second-year media communication major and I go on runs almost every day along Sunset Cliffs. During sunset, the cliffs become littered with diverse crowds of people that gather to take in the iconic view. One of the main reasons I run along this course is because there is always a new story that I get to watch unfold. Whether that be a proposal, wedding, gender reveal, professionally set up picnic, or someone just walking their dog, the scenes I see make me question who these people are and what their story is. Drawing inspiration from “Humans of New York” (@humansofny), this column is dedicated to talking to someone new every week on Sunset Cliffs in an effort to be present to the people around me. In this edition, you’ll be hearing from Omar, a construction worker born and raised in San Diego. 

How long have you been in San Diego?

My whole life, I grew up downtown and still live there today. I love it to death, it’s the reason I met my wife. 

What brought you down to the Cliffs?

The weather, the view and the beach. It doesn’t get better than this. 

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

San Diego. Hands down. Nothing beats this city. It’s got everything you can ask for and more.

What is your passion in life?

I want to set a good example for my younger brother by showing him how hard work pays off. I really want to see him succeed. I also love working on cars and racing them. I got an S13 Silvia that I’m currently working on and I can’t wait to race it eventually.

What is a quote or a saying that you think everyone should hear?

Life is precious. Live every day to the fullest. You never know when it will be your last. 

What is one piece of advice that you would give to college students?

Keep working. Never give up. Even when the times get tough, you still gotta push through. All your hard work eventually pays off at the end. Just keep going.

Written By:  Christopher Broze