Words in Places: BuzzFeed & CityLab


I wrote this personal essay for BuzzFeed. More than 38,000 people have read it so far. Holy guacamole.

This is one of those stories that feels vulnerable to share — but I’m embracing that. Hello, vulnerability. I see you.

Here goes:

“Breaking Up With Both A Person And A Place” 

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Check the bottom left — the story was promoted to the front page!

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It’s a big day on the internet for this little touring cyclist that could. CityLab, a division of The Atlantic, wrote about my journey:

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You can read the full story here:


I like writing things.

I like the reconnection that happens with so many of you when I write something.

It’s kind of magic, really.

Just want to say that if you’re reading this, I’m grateful for you —
thanks for being here. It’s been a wild ride of a year.

2015 was the year of the bike.
2016 will be the year of words. Getting them out into the world,

because that is what I’m here to do.


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