My name is Andrew, and I’m a Jacksonville, FL based 8th grade U.S. History teacher.
I’m a Jacksonville native, lover of coffee, appreciator of the outdoors, UNF alumnus, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary grad. After five grueling years earning my Master of Divinity in North Carolina, I ventured west in 2015 and lived in Seattle for two years where I drank countless cups of coffee, traded my flip-flops for a raincoat, and lived in a tiny but expensive box masquerading as an apartment.
In 2017, I moved back to Jacksonville because I had forgotten what Vitamin D felt like and wanted to feel it again. I spent about a month driving cross-country to see all that I could before stepping back into the real world. I loved Seattle, but it’s good to get back to my roots with my family and old friends once again.
Blogging has been greatly beneficial to me as a “think-way-too-much-first-then-speak-after-much-deliberation” kind of person because it provides me with a platform where I’m actually able to think first and then speak. Writing is something that I greatly enjoy, and sometimes I simply have to put my thoughts and ideas out there. And this blog is the byproduct of an attempt to bring some order all of that mess swirling around in my head.