‘Keeping it Light’

This is a love story in places.

In September 2017, I set off to travel the length of Africa with my sister. An ambitious trip, long delayed; it promised to be full of adventure and new situations. This journey took a sharp left turn when I fell in love with an Italian girl, just a few stops in.

A month after meeting her, I was leaving Africa on a plane to Europe. In the words of Robin Williams from Good Will Hunting: I had to go see about a girl.

This is that story, from start to finish.


Climbing (1)

Budapest (3)

Italian love stories

Indian Creek Creative Writing Essays



Lisbon (2)

London, England Travel Blog


Last Words

How You Can Support

This was a performance; a piece of art. Now, same as a street performer or a subway musician, I’m holding out my hat, and saying: if you could support monetarily, that would be great. I’d appreciate you a whole lot.

This type of work takes a lot of time and effort to produce, and it earns no money whatsoever. $1 is nice. €5 would be better, £20 would be best. But pay what you can — and if that’s $0, I won’t be offended.


Venmo: @thisisyouth.

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Donating and sharing goes a long way towards keeping me able to give you thoughtful projects like this. Hope you can support.

Thanks for reading.