Welcome to my site!
im a dad, a brother, a son and a friend. Im a native Washingtonian, born and raised. I love the city, it’s a big part of who I am. I’ve been a vagabond of sorts. I’ve traveled near and far. I’ve had several different careers in several different fields with none really sticking up until now. My plans, my dreams always included owning my own business. While most kids were dreaming of hitting the game winning shot or crossing the goal line with no time left on the shot those weren’t my earnestdreams. Sure while I was playing with friends I was just as much a dreamer of that life as anyone, but that’s not what had a hold on my heart. What made me smile from the inside was creating, creating something from nothing, building something that grew out of me, because of me. Nothing did that like owning your own business. I had no idea what kind of business I wanted to own I just knew it had to bra business that I brought to life.
Several businesses later, I can say I’ve had some success and some failure. It’s been tougher than I ever imagined but so worth it. The ups and downs are nothing compared to the benefits which are not all monetary in nature. Monetarily May be the biggest swings of highs and lows. The last full time job I had was a good one I think. Like all jobs there were good days and some bad ones as well. I met some great people and was responsible for making them better. I like to think I did a good job. Like with all people sometimes your plans are interrupted by life. Life sometimes mocks us. So my plans were to help the company grow and to grow with it.
And then life decided that was going to have to be put on hold. On December 6th 2017 I suffered a hemorragic stroke. To say my life was turned upside down would be an understatement. After countless hours of rehab, I found myself looking forward to the future but having to accept some hard realities. One being I might never again be able to hold a position that required complex multi tasking or anything overly stressful.
So in thinking about my future I looked to my past. I began to think of things that I loved that I had neglected while I was busy being an adult. I was thinking about adding new hobbies to help in my rehabilitation.
Two thing immediately came to mind. The first was traveling. It had been a long time since I had done any meaningful travel. I wanted to get out and see the world again, as it felt like the city had become too small and was closing in on me. I needed room to stretch out, I needed to be free to roam. I needed to see things that would bring me joy, bring me encouragement. I needed my spirit recharged, reinvigorated and reborn.
The other thing that came to mind was photography. I had an uncle who loved photography and cameras. He gifted me with a camera that I loved. I never followed up because as much as I loved photographs and cameras life led me elsewhere. But now, in this space that my life currently occupies it was a no brained, all puns intended.
So I found myself researching how to become a travel blogger, how to make a living traveling. I was hooked. I could feed my soul and maybe give others in circumstances similar to mine a little escape, something that transports them from the monotony of rebuilding a life one small step at a time to taking their imagination around the world and seeing awe-inspiring wonders giving them a shot of hope and excitement for what still lies ahead.come along…….