Having grown weary of the workaday, I tapped my savings, quit my office job, and started a year-long walkabout by backpacking through China. This essay won Gold in the "Love Story" category in the 2018 Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.
GoMad Nomad Travel Mag & Living Now Magazine
This essay won Bronze in the "Travel and Healing" category in the 2018 Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing, and third place in the 2017 'Hard Times' Contest from The Writers' Workshop. It was also published in Living Now Magazine.
The Washington Post & The Chicago Tribune
How do you woo someone when you’re still figuring out your life? This essay was also published in The Chicago Tribune.
The Good Men Project
In the year we lived together, we broke each other down to build ourselves back up. This essay won honorable mention in the 2016 Memoirs Contest from The Writers' Workshop.
I lived up to my own expectations and felt Maslow's peak experience.
Living Now Magazine
It’s a good lesson in attachment, I suppose. She leaves, I stay. And we’re all supposed to be okay with it. I wonder how a Buddhist might act. The article was also published in Living Now's Magazine (page 30).
I left my job and moved to Los Angeles to break into screenwriting. Am I at my most inspired or most delusional? I went to Don Quixote for answers.