Hey. What’s up? Hello.
And once upon a time I grew up in the Mecca of oceanside retirement: Sarasota, Florida. I have two older brothers, a younger brother and a younger sister. (If you hold up your hand, I’m the middle finger of the family.)
I love back-porch music, Christmas and carbohydrates of all kinds.
Stories are my preferred communication and entertainment.
When it comes to cinema my best friend once informed me, “You only like feel-good movies.” Which is probably why I believe Christmas Vacation is the third greatest movie of all time.
I also believe in Hope and Love and all those things they teach you in Kindergarten that seem to get lost somewhere along the way. I think Jesus saves people and that I’ll never do anything to deserve it.
Attending Florida State University for four years was a dream spent alongside some of the best people I know. We indulged in everything college: late night milkshake runs, cheering on the Noles on Saturdays and taking road trips we definitely couldn’t afford.
I also served four years as a camp counselor, where I learned a lot about myself and what it means to serve people well.
After graduation, I turned down a big, scary job offer and decided to travel instead. Three countries and 22 U.S. states later, I landed back home for a week before deciding it was time to move again. I packed my minivan with enough stuff to live for a while and left.
While traveling through Atlanta I told a friend I’d stay for a few days and ended up staying a month. (Thanks again, Bryant.) Turns out I accidentally moved here for a while. Nowadays I intern at a PR company, work at assorted events and (most prestigiously) drive for Uber.
Yes, it’s a lot of fun. No, nobody has ever blown chunks in my van.
Amateur Hour is a project birthed from a conversation I had with Corinne while stuck in traffic the other day.
Turns out, we’re both amateurs at life. And hopefully you are too. In fact, if you have it all together you’re probably wasting your time here. Instead of preaching at you like self-proclaimed experts, we’re determined to figure it out alongside you. Our goal is to share some simple truths that will hopefully bring us all a little farther down the road.
I have a feeling it’s going to be worth it. If nothing else I know my Mom will read this.
If you ever want to share anything about all this amateur stuff (and you’re not my Mom) there are five different ways to connect with me below. Let’s be friends.