[Updated July 2014]
Hey there! Looks like you found my little corner of the internet.
This is where I’m supposed to tell you my nice 30-second about me elevator pitch, or some kind of BS like that.
That’s going to be a lot harder than it used to be.
This whole thing about summarizing your life story used to be easy when I was young in my 20’s. Now my life isn’t as easy to capture in a simple sound bite, nor does it map easily onto Joseph Campbell’s “hero’s journey.”
The short version is that this is my personal blog. With any luck it will be primarily a travel blog, but I thing there will be a lot of other lifestyle topics discussed as well.
The long version is this:
I never thought I’d end up as an entrepreneur.
After I finished up grad school in 2009, I couldn’t find a job, and was was forced to start an online business or face a depressing existence applying to various jobs at the mall.
Back then in ye olde days, I started with affiliate marketing. I got a course on the basics and I did it relentlessly for a year.
Lo and behold it actually worked!
After a year of work, I was making somewhere between $2000 and $3000 per month.
I got my then-girlfriend (now wife) to quit her job and take off for a 3 month trip around Thailand with me.
It was pretty cool and nothing less than amazing!
When we returned home, we had to go through “the valley of death” in our business. Circumstances beyond my control started chipping away at my income and we needed to rework everything.
It was a long and painful process, but we got back up and running, stronger than before.
Now it’s time to live life and get back to what I really enjoy which is travel and living a life that is wholly my own.
Here’s what I can promise you: Everything you read here will be 100% my own raw opinion. This isn’t where I make the bulk of my money, so I don’t care if you buy anything or not. I’m just here to share something about myself and maybe make a new friend or two.
I don’t know what brought you here, but I hope you like it here and I hope you stick around.
Leave a comment below if you like and tell me what you really want for yourself.