I believe that the world is far too big and far too amazing to spend all of life in one place. When I first came to this decision, I’m not sure — but I do know where: a college classroom somewhere at Columbus State University. It was early. I sat, barely awake, listening to the guest speaker my professor had brought in for that day. My fellow students dazed in and out of awareness. The only ones who really paid attention were the lucky few with coffee on their desks.
(You’ll hear me talk a lot about coffee if you follow the blog for any length of time.)
When he spoke about backpacking, I thought, “I can do that!” It turned into this really big thing. Like, really big. I fell in love with the idea of adventure and travel. As time has gone on, I’ve devoured books by travel writers and read about hundreds of people who dared to challenge the status quo.
I wanted to do the same, so I made a decision that I would one day travel. I spent a lot of time thinking about how best to do it, and I’ve had lots of false starts. Now, though, the time has come for me to set off on my own. I’ve got no real plans; I just want the time to chase after my dreams, and I have started in the beautiful country of Vietnam.I’m a writer, a novelist, a cyclist, and an adventurer.