Hi! I am a veteran, honors graduate, black belt, and writer. I grew up in Chicagoland and now reside with my family in Reston, VA. I graduated from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) in 2014. My love for writing was born there; it has continued ever since. As of December 2018, I have written over 300 paid articles.
Enlisting in the Navy was a life-changing experience for me. The military gave me discipline at a time when I needed it. Case in point: when I joined, I had a 1.7 GPA halfway through college. That number was doubled to 3.4 GPA by the time I finished. Anything is possible! I use the same discipline with my article and blog writing.
Martial arts is also an important part of my life. And sparring is my favorite part. I've studied Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Training in China and Korea was a precursor to me touring the world while I served in the Navy. Cool picture, huh?