2012 was a wonderful year for Heather and I. We traveled a lot, spent time with wonderful friends, and most importantly, got out of debt! You can check out some of our early blog posts about our journey here, but we totally abandoned the blog as we got deep into the process. Looking back on 2012, we accomplished something most people dream of, and we did it without destroying our lives, our health, our friendships, and while traveling thousands of miles to visit friends and family. In 2013, I hope to share many of the lessons and travails of our one year debt eradication journey, and the 5 year journey that prepared us to get out of debt.
I live in Beaufort, SC with my wife of over 7 years, Heather. We relocated here a bit over 5 years ago when she took a call as the Associate Pastor of Sea Island Presbyterian Church.
We are thankful that my full-time job as an editor, previously at LexisNexis but now with a division of ProQuest, moved with us. In addition to traveling with me to Beaufort, my job provides the flexibility to pursue my other interests while still paying my part of the light bill.
Specifically, I’ve completed two Ironman distance triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run) since 2010 and am trying to line up a third race for 2013. Though I’m not the fastest person out there, I really enjoy endurance racing and recently finished my first 50K, though I think that might be the longest run I’m willing to try.
Finally, I am completing my Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane. With my background as a teacher, both during my Masters at Clemson and currently as an adjunct at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, I look forward to using this degree to consult with small organizations and non-profits on organizational development, growth, health, and change.