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.
I live in Beaufort, SC with my wife of over 7 years, Heather. We relocated here almost 6 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 a Senior 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 2014. Though I’m not the fastest person out there, I really enjoy endurance racing and finished my first 50K in 2012, though I think that might be the longest run I’m willing to try. I’ve completed a number of Half Ironman distance races and shorter triathlons. I am also an endurance swimmer, having completed the Beaufort River Swim three times, including a first place finish in my age group.
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.