Living Outside the Filtered Echo Chamber: A personal essay on why I left conventional Social Media and the impact it had on my life.

I would like to preface this personal essay with this statement: I think social media can absolutely be a force for good. I think it has many benefits and perks. I believe that, if used correctly, it can be a good thing. I am in no way advising people remove their online presence if that … More Living Outside the Filtered Echo Chamber: A personal essay on why I left conventional Social Media and the impact it had on my life.

Advice I Wish I’d Listened To (and other lessons learned)

Growing up always seemed like a grand adventure. Television made it look like you’d never be lonely, falling in love would be fun and easy, and the worst thing that could happen is you miss a credit card payment and get an angry letter in the mail. As a child I would look upon twenty-somethings like … More Advice I Wish I’d Listened To (and other lessons learned)

Torn and Reconnecting

On December 23rd 2016, I managed to tear the anterior talo-fibular ligament in my right ankle. As I was driving between two Australian cities (a little over 730 kms), I was incapacitated a few hundred kms from my destination and outside of phone reception. I ended up driving my manual car (torn ligament and all) closer … More Torn and Reconnecting