Dear 2018, Here Is Who I Want To Be

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” –James Cameron Dear 2018: You were started with incredible friends on a dance floor in southern Sweden. Where I will be at the end of the year? What will my work look like? What part of the…

2017: Finding Balance on 91 Flights

2017 is over, in what feels like a blink of an eye. And has a business been born? That 5th and most challenging of goals? The short answer is no. But January 2nd, the final ingredients for the first scaled production run will be purchased, and by January 5th, scaled production will begin. I did…

A Core Part of the Map, Finally, with Meaning

“Taylor, how was your holidays and time away?” It’s a question I have gotten multiple times in the recent weeks. I respond enthusiastically, “It was great! I went to Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, and France, and then back to the United States, with a weekend up in Canada visiting my family.”  My go to response…

The World Through A Scratched Glass Window

Travel, across borders, from darkness to light. It is a brightness that emerges out of the thick nothingness that embraces the world on the other side of the scratched glass window. My fingers are here typing, but my eyes are distracted, enthralled with the small Austrian towns that dot the landscape of forested mountains and…

Family, FaceTime & Ethiopian Food

December 7th, every year between 1992 and 2014, I have found myself in Canada. 2015 I woke up to celebrate my birthday next to the ocean, as I have every time between 1992 and 2014, but this time it was not Vancouver or Halifax that greeted me, but Monrovia. My birthday in the recent past…

A Story of Romance: 33 Hours Under An Austrian Sky

WARNING: this is a post about romance, serendipity, and vulnerability. If you prefer reading about my adventures surrounding my work in Liberia, this post is not for you. This post is a risk for me, as I do not normally talk about my relationship life to this extent, but when something as beautiful as what…