updated: 7 July 2013
Due to an influx of traffic on my blog, I suppose it is necessary to have accurate information here.

The Basics:

I am enjoying my 27th year of life. I was born and raised in Elk Grove, CA (at one point the fastest growing city in the United States). Almost 5 years ago, I decided to pick up and move to Seattle with my best friend, and we’ve never looked back.

My family is all still in California, and my mom and step dad recently adopted 4 children out of foster care. That will make 8 kids in my family (after me, my brother, and our step brother and step sister).

Right Now:

I want to be a missionary (details of that are still under construction), and am working towards that by taking as many trips as I can: since February of 2009 I have been to Kenya, New Orleans, and Haiti four times.

I graduated from Seattle Pacific University and just finished my first year of graduate school at the same institution. I’m pursuing an MDiv and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.

What to Expect:

This blog encompasses it all. It will take you all the way back to when I was the ripe old age of 17, and I thought I knew everything.

Things are categorized as best I could based on the topics each post is about.

There is a section called Retrospectives, which will have posts that either were hand-written in my journal and I’ve decided to add here later, or are about relevant events that I didn’t write about previously but want to write about now, or commentary about past events that i’ve written now (with all the benefits of hindsight and experience).

There will also be some password protected posts. These are password protected for many reasons. Either I want to limit the exposure of the thoughts and ideas within them, or they contain explicit or graphic themes. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to read them. Just ask, and most likely I will give you the password, with the warning that you read at your own risk.

With that said, this blog can be pretty raw. I’ve decided to include everything, from my struggles with faith, and crying out to God in all my anger and despair, to my struggles with cutting and self-injury. There are times when I say some pretty stupid things, and times when I say things I wish I could take back. But its all part of the journey I’ve been on, and thus I think its important to establish the character of who I am now. Please remember that as you’re reading, if you see something you are not particularly fond of.

I’m not perfect, and I’m just trying to figure everything out as I go just like everyone else.


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