After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a major in American History and a minor in legal studies, I worked as a personal banker for two years, supporting my weekend backpacking, surfing and fishing. After being accepted into the peace corps, I decided to relocate back to my hometown to spend time with my family before my departure later next year. At the moment, I'm working at a craft brewery as a beer tender.
Five things I can live without:
2. Rainy Days
3. My Motorcycle
4. Humorous Situations
5. My Family
(no particular order)
My favorite place I've traveled to thus far is between the great wall of China and the ruins of Machu Picchu.
The next 'dream' place I hope to travel to is Lhasa Tibet.
Dharma Bums, On the Road, Peaceful Warrior, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Life of Milerepa, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Eric Clapton, The Who, Pink Floyed, Bad Religion, NoFX
While in a student at UCSC, I was living in a household with 8 other roommates. During that time, I became very aware of other peoples space and property.
I suppose my life motto is sort of already trademarked by I like to say 'just do it.' Often I find people withholding themselves from adventure because they see a pseudo wall restricting them from achieving their goal. And my other, more playful motto is, 'safety third.' It's something I picked up while visiting Burning Man in 2010. For me it means to make others feel joyful and welcomed. After a short laugh, I recover by saying, "At least 'safety' is in the top 5."