The Story Behind the Blog

Hello there! Thank you for coming to ‘A World Of Oysters.’ My name is Taylor Quinn. I am a young guy looking to follow my passions and lead a life of excitement. This blog is based on the quote “The World Is Your Oyster.” It’s about finding a world of opportunities, and building a community of people who do what they love and love what they do.

But who am I? That’s not as important, and I have always hated those scholarship application essay questions that ask you to boast about your accomplishments, but here I go, just this once, so you can get some context of who is on the other side of the screen.

I am the Education Movement Lead at San Francisco based startup company Hampton Creek, an organization that can be better characterized as a social movement than a company. I am also a long distance runner, adventurer, educator, but above all else an idealistic thinker. I believe social entrepreneurship has the power to change the world, and the projects I usually spend my time working on often revolve around that theme. I am new to the blogging world, and use my blog to try and inspire. I share stories of inspiring people I am lucky enough to interact with, and chronicle my journey as a young idealist working to change the world while maintaining a life of balanced ‘everyday awesome.’ That ‘everyday’ I am working on includes trying to form habits as a writer, runner, and reader. Oh, and sending birthday cards.

In short, I am Taylor. The longer version is that I am a passionate recent university graduate who somehow landed my wildest dream job opportunity that has me living full-time in Monrovia, Liberia. I am a sports fanatic, an aspiring writer and poet, and speak whenever anyone will turn an ear and listen. I try to use my experiences and the powers of the Internet to inspire others, whether family, old friends, or you new friends who may stumble upon my blog, comment once, twice, and who knows, a beautiful friendship may development from there.

Oh, and my new other fun/interesting fact is that, unknown to me; a picture of a wild hyena on my back lived on the homepage of Reddit for a few summer weeks. If you are intrigued by that experience, that oyster, one might say, get yourself to the ancient labyrinth of Harar, a city in Eastern Ethiopia, at some point in the near future, and hey, I could plan your trip, as I help a friend run an East Africa travel social enterprise.

It makes my day when people interact with my 500-words or less per post blog, so if you are reading this –Thank You – I really really appreciate it.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Jane Adams says:

    Hey Taylor, It sounds like you are enjoying your time and learning lots as a person. You have such a positive attitutde that it attracts positive opportunities! Well written.

  2. Elizabeth Langat says:

    Hi! Good to read your posts and know that Kenya had a positive impact on you. I studied at NSAC, Truro way back when…. and i must say my experiences there shaped who i am today. There are quite a couple of NSAC, Dalhousie alumni in Kenya. Maybe if your journeys bring you back to Kenya some day we could meet and swap stories…

  3. Amanda Levy says:

    You made it to Reddit with that picture!!!! Jealous!!!!!

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