4.15.17 Our Wedding Day

The day of our wedding is one that I will never forget as it is the first page of the greatest chapter in my life. It was a beautiful morning that started off with crepes by the pool. We lounged around all afternoon until it was time to get ready for our ceremony. After taking a…

Something Blue

Ten days from today, Andrea and I, along with an intimate group of family members will be catching a plane to Las Vegas. Twelve days from today, Andrea and I will be exchanging our vows and beginning the next chapter of our lives together as a married couple. Thirteen days from today, Andrea and I…

2017: Challenge Accepted

Growing up there were two things that were almost guaranteed to me in school and they were a C average in math and a 20 minute mile run time. While they have no direct correlation to one another they were two things that I absolutely dreaded having to complete. I remember contemplating lading wrong during…

…and After

Little victories bring the greatest satisfaction because it’s a reminder achievement is possible.

Before

These times were the start of the darkness
The fuel of resentment for who I was
The growing hatred for what I looked like
The piercing anger towards my body
The self doubt and unworthiness that became my background music

Mystery Date – Melissa Ferrick Concert

From dinner we traveled to the New Hope Winery for the Melissa Ferrick concert. We entered the event space to find small tables surrounding the stage, each with a maroon table cloth, table number,  and candle centerpiece. We took our seats at table 72 which lined the back wall of the venue. Our table, like the others,…

Mystery Date – New Hope, PA

There’s something to be said about experiencing a place for the first time. But there’s even more to be said about experiencing a place for the first time that you had no idea you were going to visit. Saturday morning my fiancee surprised me with a mystery date. I had no idea we had plans…

Pitching Life Lessons

Past “Dad, I want to be a pitcher.” I remember telling my dad that line after my team and I suffered a brutal loss towards the end of the season. It was my first year at fast-pitch softball, I was a 12 year old playing catcher, and I wanted a new position. The team needed…

National Coming Out Day

Today is a day of love Loving yourself and loving who you want Friends and family loving you for who you are Lovers no longer hiding behind ambiguity. My experience coming out was met with emotions, questions, and a breath of fresh air. I saw myself as a whole and complete person for the first time…