When I’m at my worst I start thinking about all the friends and family around the world that I’ve lost touch with. When I’m at my best I think about all the friends and family around the world I miss and would love to re-connect with. There’s always this hesitancy to run into that friend […]Read more "Day 5 | Reconnecting |"
We all have our dream destinations and activities in our minds or on paper. The ‘if I had the time or money scenarios’. Annchen and I have those too. When we decided we’d be leaving Berlin we started talking about all the thing we never did here and made a little list. Well, actually it […]Read more "Day 4 | Bucket List |"
I think it’s far less common for guys to talk about their body issues. So I’m gonna step out in the wild world of being different. I can’t remember when I first realized I’m fat. I think before I was ever called fat at school I was called big. This started with sports -sometimes it […]Read more "Day 3 | Body | Getting After It"
I was 18, fresh out of high school in Southern California, working a part-time job at T-Mobile, and attending community college when my intrigue with exploring the world began. The two places I was most interested in were Norway and New Zealand, based on a talk given by a missionary family who lived in Norway […]Read more "Day 2 | Past | Joys, triumphs & lamentations of 11 years abroad. Part 1: Being 18."
This year has been hard. Maybe you can relate. I’m becoming ever-aware of the chasm between what people see and how I actually feel about myself. At times it’s so wide that I believe I’ve fooled people for years. It’s hard to know how to convey the times where I feel I am falling short […]Read more "Day 1 | Success | My Relationship To Failure & Trying to Turn the Tide"
I’ve decided to leave Shopify after having the privilege of working there for the past two years. I’d like to take a few minutes to reflect on my journey in the world of eCommerce and what it has meant to me. Let’s go back to a different time, a different place: It was 2011; I […]Read more "Day 0 | Unemployed | Leaving Shopify: My Journey Through the World of eCommerce"
It’s 10pm on a Thursday night I haven’t packed for my flight tomorrow morning. My things are scattered across my room and the house. Well…my parents’ house, actually. I’ve been staying here for a few weeks now and I’ve maxed out the quality time. Lunch with Dad, coffee with Mom, a quick stop by my […]Read more "Expat confessions: I’m 33 and I feel bad living far away from my family."