All the Passion Strings


Travel, adventure, life, love, faith, people.  Those are the things that pull my passion strings.  My writings are inspired by life events, from tragedy, to love, laughter and tears.  I believe every moment is to be embraced, regardless of how painful, and something is always to be learned from it.

The writings here are very eclectic, and presented in many different styles.

In the Neighbor Nate episodes, you can find stories based on our true life events.  There really is never a dull moment in our household.  These events are slightly exaggerated for your amusement, however the basis of the events throughout these episodes are our real life. This is where you can find humor, sarcasm, and hopefully a lot of laughter.

Ayden Nicole depicts our journey with our little girl, Ayden Nicole, who was diagnosed with a terminal condition at our 20 week ultrasound.  This is where my writing journey began.  I began turning thoughts into words as part of processing the journey of carrying her to term, and continued after meeting and losing her.  She is one of my primary inspirations, and one of the biggest pieces of who I am.  We met her and lost her at 40 weeks 1 day, May 22nd, 2016. Ayden means Little Fire, and Nicole means Victory of the People.  Our Little Fire has taught us more than we ever wanted to know about life, love, humility, tragedy, and so much more.

Travel is a large part of who we are.  We have had so many adventures already, some good, some an absolute train wreck.  From backpacking through mountain ranges scattering the Pacific Northwest, to following two strange men into a van in a dark parking lot in Iceland, to the tropics of Fiji, we love it all.  We will share our do’s and don’ts of what we’ve done.  Learn from our mistakes, and repeat our epic moments.

Word Vomit will be exactly what it sounds.  Words that I cannot hold in, that might not have a particular category they belong to, and will generally be on a topic that I find important and close to my heart.  I may say things in this portion that will inspire, offend, provoke thought, make you laugh, or make you mad.  Let’s talk it out, like reasonable adults.

That’s a little about me.  Now about you – I’d love to know who you are, and hear your story.  Shoot me an email, let’s talk!