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August 22, 2019

“There’s a New Plumber in Town”

When I was 17 years old, my sister (Anna) gave me a book that explained that you’re more likely to be “successful” if you write your goals down. AND, that your odds of achieving those goals are even higher if you hang those goals on a wal...

June 18, 2019

How an ACL injury changed my life...

“If I Can Walk”

I know what you’re thinking, how could an ACL injury change your life? Some studies show (because of new medical advances) ACL surgeries can make the patient stronger than they were before. So, what’s so special about...

April 6, 2019

During the month of ‘Madness” (March) I spent 28 days driving across the United States. I saw everything imaginable, from towns with the population of 2, yes 2 and visited 20 major cities. Through all of the miles and the cities I visited, my favorite part wasn’t a loc...

April 4, 2019

5300+ miles ago I ‘graduated’ from the perfect job to drive across the US solo. The goal of “Couchella 2019” was to only sleep on couches (some people have been gracious enough to let me sleep on a bed) and to meet/interact with as many people as I possibly could. 

This...

April 4, 2019

Since March 1, 2019 I’ve driven nearly 3,000 miles, I’ve been through eight major US cities, and I’ve had the opportunity to ‘Couchella it’ (couch surf) because of six lovely people. However, there was one mile that stood out above the rest. 

Tonight (March 6th), as I w...

November 29, 2018

Catching flights & Closing my eyes

I usually close my eyes before booking a big flight, and by ‘big’ I mean any flight that’s a first. This first was going to Asia for the first time, crossing country 8, 9, and 10 off the list and venturing out to lands I had only dream...

August 3, 2018

Startup in Blue

10ft Tall & Bullet Proof

Anxious. Passionate. Ambitious. Oh yeah, and 10ft tall and bullet proof. 

All college graduates leave their respective college towns with at least one, if not all of the above traits. In 2016, I left the beloved town of Chapel Hill...

May 16, 2018

The 10-Star Student

During the last 365 days, I’ve had the opportunity to speak to thousands of high school students. These are students from all backgrounds, all income levels, and have all different paths for their ‘post-high school’ experience. However, they all have...

August 15, 2017

Thoughts during a power outage…

1-800 (PRAYERON)

During church this weekend the preacher told a story about his trip to Hawaii. A story and lesson that seemed to come at the perfect time.

Let’s take a second (and I’ll be honest with you), during the past year I haven’t at...

June 26, 2017

On May 8th, 2017, my dream of publishing a book became a reality.

It’s always interesting to look back and see where a dream began. The dream of writing and then publishing a book began for me on a couch, in my house, in Valdese, NC. What’s even funnier is that I didn’t...

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