When I was younger my mom would say, “Jordan, you march to the beat of your own drum.” Which I’m pretty sure was her way of telling me, “Jordan, I’ve met and birthed a lot of kids. You’re the weirdest of them all.” And while it may be true, I think I’m okay with it… Continue reading Your life doesn’t need to make sense.
The day after my best friend/roommate graduated we drove a few blocks down the road to the Grand Canyon with two weeks to explore the West however we decided. We didn't bring much in the way of plans or money, but I'd say it turned out alright. Also, we slept in the van most nights (thank you,… Continue reading Where I’ve been.
I’ve never seen the movie Fight Club but I’m pretty sure I participated in one once. Growing up, my two older brothers Matt and Daniel (13 and 14 years old at the time) had an arch nemesis down the road named Tico. I have no idea why they hated each other, but they did and one… Continue reading Why I fought the kid down the street.
A good friend sent me a text last week asking, “How did you make big life decisions like moving and getting an adult job?” I thought it was funny because in most ways I’m still making the big life decisions that come with graduating college. I’m living in the same Tallahassee home I’ve lived in… Continue reading Quit telling me God has a plan.
2AM - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (pronounced soo-wanna-poom because nothing in Thai is pronounced like you think it should be) airport. After delays and 23 hours of flying I’ve arrived and found myself lost in a herd of people who know I definitely don’t belong. My backpack is strapped tightly across my shoulders with a few US dollars in… Continue reading I’m still figuring out what happened in Southeast Asia.
Right now I'm 32,000 feet above Russia cruising at 554 miles per hour, about 7 hours away from Hong Kong where I'll connect on the final flight to Bangkok. I just finished watching The Martian, and am wildly upset that Donald Glover doesn't end up the hero of the story. He quite literally saves Matt… Continue reading Donald Glover saved the world last night and nobody noticed.
Two weeks ago I anxiously escaped my bed on a cool morning and booked a flight to Thailand, easily the most absurd decision I’ve made in a while. After graduating from college—and listening to some sound advice from wise friends—I decided to do exactly what college graduates are not supposed to do. I declined every job opportunity… Continue reading I’m flying 9,542 miles across the world next week.