IN MARCH 2012,
I was enroute from Auckland to Philadelphia after spending three months on a solo backpacking trip across the North Island of New Zealand.
I was sitting in the San Francisco airport during my layover, when I suddenly decided I didn’t want to go back to the East Coast. I got up, walked out of the airport and caught the subway. I rented a bunk at a hostel. Two weeks later, I bought a one way ticket to Kona, Hawaii.
The thing was, I’d never been to Hawaii before, and I didn’t know a soul.
I landed on the island with a backpack, $500 dollars, and the phone number of a guy from couchsurfing.com.
Six years later, here I am. And, I’ve still got the backpack.
So, what does a grimy old backpack have to do with writing?
As a writer, my talent is “packing light”. You dump your proverbial suitcases on me - all the nitty gritty details of your story as a business owner - and I “pack” your backpack. You get the essentials - the WHY of your business told in a concise, creative way.
It’s amazing where you can go when you travel light!
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