I was born in Seattle and moved to England when I was five; every weekend we would drive somewhere different in the UK. We moved back to the States onto Anderson Island for six years during my childhood, a tiny land mass in the middle of the South Puget Sound. I left elementary meaning I had to find a middle school on the mainland waking up at 5am to catch the ferry not returning home until very late that day. After a tortuous year of middle school, we moved again: this time to Japan’s third largest city: Nagoya. At an International School in Nagoya, I was immersed into hundreds of cultures making friends with people from all over the world; it was fantastic. In Japan, the easiest way to get around is the subway, so we didn’t have a car and I used the rail network daily; after returning to the States, I can’t believe how pathetic the transportation is in this “developed” country. After two years living in Asia, we moved to Seattle where I graduated high school and embarked on an adventure through Europe and Africa the summer of 2011. I taught English to children ages 6 to 14 years old in West Africa and become a doctor daily walking around the suburbs of Saint-Louis cleaning and dressing the wounds on street children. Now I’m at university in Washington planning on majoring in either civil engineering, architecture or education; and minoring in French. Once I find a job overseas, expect me to start a new blog maybe called Rugged Roma, Berlin by Backpack or Copenhagen Colours.
Above: I’m teaching English to 6-8 year old children in Senegal
I speak Japanese, French and a little German, Spanish and Wolof. I enjoy writing short stories, poems and even lengthy novels which I post on my other blog, Epigus (the link is found between Questions and Disclaimer). I do photography as well, which you will also find on Epigus.
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Above: Me in Nagoya, Japan at a Buddhist Shrine.
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