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mix tapes & a bit more about me

A friend and I are in the process of a really interesting dialogue related to planning our futures and as a part of it, I thought I would open up a few more bits of myself to you. Mainly because I want to begin sharing parts of my new journey towards minimalism and share with you what I’ve learned as I’ve begun to rid my life of clutter & stuff in an attempt to learn to release myself from the grips of a consumerist lifestyle. I also want to begin sharing more parts of my life aside from my family and my adoption journey. So here goes. Here’s my list of skills, interests, & what I lovingly refer to as “the weeds”. This list is by no means exhaustive or all inclusive, nor are these in any particular order. Rather, this is a first pass at me trying to concisely communicate where I see myself fitting in the world.

Assimilating large amounts of information concisely
Networking and befriending others
Global perspective
Interdisciplinary background


Rich living
Living by faith
Spending quality time with family & friends
Health & Fitness
High quality of life
Social Justice
Work hard/play harder
Growing a business
Working from anywhere in the world
Diversity in my day to day life
Leaving a positive legacy impact



The Weeds
I believe that Jesus is who he said he was
My faith in that fact is an integral part of who I am
My son is the most important person in my life
My relationships with friends and family are what gives me great purpose and meaning
I really enjoy writing and presenting new ideas
I like the idea of controlling my own destiny and reaping the benefit of my hard work
I could see myself really enjoying building a company that has both a planned social impact as well as a personal financial impact
I enjoy the idea of being in control of my day to day schedule
I think and work most clearly at night but am learning to be a morning worker
I absolutely love good wine and dark, single-source chocolate and would love to be involved in those industries if the opportunity strikes
Finding and maintaining balance is integrally important (and directly related to) my overall happiness
Exercise, eating whole foods, and having a good work/life balance are all key to this overall balance
I am most content when I’ve had a full and productive day surrounded by those I love
I find a great deal of peace and rejuvenation through finding time for inner solitiude . . . and I can experience this solitude in a crowded room
I listen to music all. the. time.
I personally believe that having a sound track to one’s day can make it or break it
I believe that making a thoughtful mix tape is one of the most vulnerable things you can share with someone (platonically speaking)