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They say home is where the heart is. If that’s in fact true, then I would easily classify Ponte Vedra, FL, a beach community just south of Jacksonville, as part of my home. I lived there part of the summer between my Junior and Senior year of college for an internship with my aunt Kathy’s company, Raymond James Financial. In addition, Kathy and my uncle Matt (my dad’s brother), and my first… Read More

After leaving Charleston, I wasn’t sure what to expect regarding our next destination:  Savannah, Georgia. Rumors preceded it… “Savannah is a blue-collar Charleston”  “It’s the Jewel of Georgia”, “The St. Patty’s Day celebration is one of the best in the South”, and things of the sort.  Sometimes I don’t like to know anything about a city until I get there in order to have an unbiased opinion.  Some things that I might… Read More

We’re almost a week into our trip now.  But I wanna take it back, way back, to the beginning of this week.  At least Monday feels like way back.  I guess that’s bound to happen when you’re waking up in one state and going to sleep in another every day.  I really can’t believe we haven’t even been traveling for a full week yet! SO much has happened already in such a… Read More

I’ve said that so many times in my life.  In good times and in bad.  Is this REALLY happening? In certain situations, sometimes you have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. That’s me in my current state. I’m questioning, as usual, but I’ll get to that in a minute. If you’re asking yourself if something is really happening, be it sarcastic or not, it probably means it’s at the… Read More

In my mind it seems so black and white, so obvious:  Live the life you want to live, venture, do the things you dream about doing with the ones you love. However, I realized my actions in my day-to-day life had become completely contradictory to my personal philosophy. I had been working a job I was not passionate about, staring at a screen, in a windowless office, for years.  To be honest,… Read More