Hello patrons of the internet. If you’re here, I either forced you to read this or you dug around deep deep deep into the web to stumble upon this.

So a little about me and where I’m coming from. I’ve been working at the White House for the last 3 years (that’s a whole different adventure to talk about at a later time… I guarantee that I’ll be reflecting back on this at some point during my trip) and now that our term is done, it’s time for me to go on a new adventure. So I’m trading in a desk job (technically) to go explore Europe and Southeast Asia. I actually have a few months before I have to go back to graduate school, so I figured instead of sitting at home in the small town, I would go travel instead.

Many people are asking why I don’t just find another job in D.C. to stay. One thing that you have to understand is that D.C. is a very draining city. I always explain it as 1 month of working at the White House is equal to 1 year of working in the real world. I’ve always wanted to backpack, but I’ve never found the right time. This was my opportunity to go out and just do it!

Here’s to a great trip with new stories to tell!