Hi, and welcome to my site! It’s a blog about personal finance, the arts, travel and nature, usually told through the lens of my search for happiness and mindfulness in life. Why those things? Well, because I’m passionate about them, and I find they help me be more relaxed and happy. It works for me, so I want to share my thoughts with others in the hopes that it works for you too!

You may have noticed I’ve been writing in the personal finance section of my site a bit more lately. That’s because I’m committed to paying off my five-figure student debt by the end of 2019. As I think about my own situation though, I’m reminded of the countless others who are in the same boat, and so I want to share the tools and tips I’m using to help put myself in better financial shape. [...]
I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction books lately. My list has included everything from martial arts books to photography guides, personal finance to creative writing. Eventually though, I noticed something: I wasn’t enjoying the books as much as I used to. Even more troubling: I wasn’t enjoying the act of reading as much as I used to. [...]
If you’ve ever had a large amount of debt that wasn’t a mortgage, you probably know the feeling it gives you. That sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, like there’s a ticking time bomb inside you that could go off at any moment. Maybe you feel like you’re being held back because you constantly have to make debt payments. [...]
A common complaint I hear from a lot of people I talk to is that they wish they had traveled more when they were younger. What’s interesting is that this complaint comes from people of all ages, from 23 all the way up to 80. To all except some of those right at the top of that spectrum, I ask this question: What’s stopping you? [...]
Imagine for a second that science succeeds in copying a person’s consciousness to a computer… and that person is you. Suddenly, you’re face-to-screen with an exact copy of yourself, complete with your exact personality and memories. From this moment on though, you start to diverge, and become your own separate “people.” What would you say to this copy of you? [...]