Thank You For 100 Posts

A man sitting with a cocktail at a rooftop bar in Guanajuato, Mexico, celebrating New Years Eve.
¡Salud! to the New Year.


Two years to the day from my first post (I think I’ve improved as a writer since then) and this is post number 100. I want to take a moment to thank you for coming along on this journey with me. It’s been really fun and I’ve enjoyed learning about the world, the internet, and my place in it.

Besides the United States, I’ve had visitors from 45 other countries on 6 continents (come on Antarctica!)

I type this as we ring in the New Year from the beautifully colorful city of Guanajuato, Mexico. The weather today is a gorgeous, sunny day in the mid-70s. It’s nice and toasty in the sun and the shade provides… well, shade. I have high hopes that this is going to be perfectly symbolic of how the new year will treat me.

I spent a few days debating how I wanted to celebrate this milestone post, going through a few ideas – 100 facts about me, 100 photos from my life, 50 things I’ve done (and 50 things I want to do), or just a simple and short ‘thank you.’

That’s when I decided to use this as an opportunity to share my celebration with others and offer to donate $100 to a charity of YOUR choice. I curated a list of options that reflect places (physically or otherwise) I’ve been in my life.

Please read through my brief descriptions, follow links to learn more about the organization, and vote in the poll below. I’ll keep this open for a week before donating on January 10, 2023.

  • T1 International – educates about living with type 1 diabetes around the world and advocates for easy and affordable access to insulin, supplies, and care for those living with the chronic disease.
  • Maerim Elephant Sanctuary – rescues and cares for elephants that were once parts of harmful circuses and logging operations in Thailand. We spent a day learning about and caring for the pachyderms.
  • Earthwatch Institute – supports citizen science research about the human impact on climate change and how we can be more than a tourist.
  • Teens of Color Abroad – provides immersive language-learning and study-abroad programs for highschool students of color.

Poll Closed

You voted and we were able to submit our donation to the T1 International organization. Thanks for voting!

If you’re joining me for the first time, please toss your email into the form below so we can keep in touch.

I can’t thank you enough for joining me on this adventure and look forward to continuing to carve out our piece in the world and share it with you.

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