What you have here are stories and essays about travel and life. Topics addressed will generally fit into one of those themes. Specifically I write about consciousness, philosophy, social justice, culture, the self, and interdependence through creative nonfiction travel writing. If you are here, it’s probably because you are a family member or friend (Hi Mom). If that’s not you, then you are likely lost. No, no, don’t go. It’s okay! It’s great to get lost. I’ll tell you a few stories about times I have been lost (like, right now?). Where was I? Oh, right. This blog and “me”.
I live to explore the world as well as the bigger questions of existence. It’s a journey to create a better me and better way of life. Long term travel is my preferred medium for these physical and metaphysical adventures and misadventures. So far I have extensively explored the United States, along with international destinations in Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America.
Formerly of the real world, I have a formal education in psychology, philosophy, and environmental studies. I am a former third grade teacher and Ph. D applicant. I left all of that for awhile and got lost finding my way back. No, no, no! I hear you. Yeah, what will I do for my retirement? What about planning for kids? What about my career? Let me stop you there. I get it. But, like I told you. It’s great to be lost. And I think I have stumbled onto something…a different way of life than “the path”, and so far, it’s working for me.
Nowadays I do whatever it takes to fill up my travel piggie bank. I work, I save, I go. I discovered there’s a term for this kind of lifestyle. I am living out my version of vagabonding. I have also left behind a lot of excess baggage to lighten the load. I found out there’s a term for what I am! Insane? Oh, stop it. No. Well, maybe, okay. But, no. I practice minimalism. I’m a minimalist (among many other -ism’s and -ist’s). I am just trying to carve out enough space to live a life of purpose and authenticity. And yeah, I am still in the process of figuring out what that looks like. What that is lived like. But, that’s life, actually! It is a fucking process!
I write to you in order to share my journey. I hope to create a dialogue about these topics and places visited. From the best dive bars to the creation of an authentic and meaningful life. I hope my story can serve as inspiration, or maybe a cautionary tale, or at least an entertaining diversion in your day to day. I’m guessing there are more of us out there. Human being like beings with consciousness, a pulse, questions, and a desire to make this a better existence for all sentient beings. And being completely okay getting lost along the way.