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I like to read, play games and music, write, exercise, and keep to myself. This blog is for some of the writing. You can expect…

  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Photos
  • Truth?

Now, a bit about me, so you know what you’re getting into.

I was born in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Oregon State University in June of 2018 with a Bachelors in English and a Bachelors in Education. Then, I moved to Shanghai to teach English literature & composition to young Chinese adults at Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College.

Shanghai Skyline at Golden Hour
Huangshan: The Yellow (Misty) Mountains

In June of 2019, I returned to America and spent the summer looking for work. The week before school started, I was hired to teach part-time mathematics at a middle school in Milwaukie, Oregon. Not my first choice—in fact, probably my last choice—but you take what you can get. I soon picked up a part-time assignment teaching social studies at the same school, which inspired me to pursue an endorsement in the subject.

Manzanita, Oregon
Wild Horse Reservoir, Nevada

Then Covid-19. Schools closed, and we were forced to finish the year online. Since my position was temporary, I became unemployed as of June 30. I moved to Kirkland, WA, with my brother and began juggling job searching, getting licensed in Washington, starting graduate school applications, and studying for a social studies endorsement and the GRE.

Will someone hire me?

I don’t know.