It’s been over a year since I last published anything here.
Needless to say, a lot has happened.
A few of the highlights:
-I went from living with an ex-girlfriend to living by myself in an apartment smaller than a hotel room;
-I spent November and December moving Representatives from one office building to another;
-During the office moves, I decided DC wasn’t the place for me and my anxiety and so decided to write and live on the road full-time;
-I was sober for an entire month (never doing that again);
-I bought a truck and put my queen-size bed in the back #HomelessVet;
-I learned about a new sport called land sailing;
-I started doing stand-up comedy; and
-I redesigned and updated my website.
I’m going back to what this site was meant to be in the first place: a way for me to tell stories that are important. There won’t be any single direction or topic I’ll focus on. The only direction will be whatever path or trail I decide to take— literally and metaphorically.
I’m tired of focusing on the news and politics, though there may be some of that in the weeks and months to come.
Instead, I’m focusing on people and stories.
Not all will be happy and not many will be all that uplifting— but then, when is life constantly uplifting.
I can’t/won’t commit to publishing something every week but I will try my hardest to do so. Many of the places I plan to go are wanting for cell service and wifi coverage. Living in DC for two years taught me I’m meant to be on the road and away from the big cities. I’m choosing my mental stability over convenience and LTE.
Nevertheless, I’ll do what I can to keep my photos up to date, upload some videos of good sets at open mics, and give you a small glimpse at what’s rattling around in my brain.
There’s one update to the site that I’m particularly excited about: the shop.
If you’ve ever thought a photo I took would look good over the toilet in your guest bathroom or you need to pass a travel photo off as your own to seem “interesting”, now you can.
Or you can slap a #goatpath sticker on some unsuspecting bathroom stall door.
The photo sizes are pretty standard across the board but if you’re looking for something different, you can email me and I’ll quote you a price for it.
I’ll need the gas money so tell all your friends to take a look as well.
If you have any tips on good stories, a good open mic, or places that might have substantially better photo opportunities, drop me an email or shoot me a note on Twitter.
There’s nothing better than stories and I look forward to finding more.
Keep your feet moving
(Seriously, buy some photos. They’re pretty awesome.)