I use this picture from Halloween because, much like Clark Kent, I feel like there is this alter ego about me. Those who know me as one thing (a sports reporter) likely don’t know me as the other (someone who writes and talks about love and dating), and vice versa.
In my career, I’m known as the guy who is constantly at high school sports games, tweeting up a storm, and (hopefully) as the guy getting to and writing stories others are not. That’s not the case with Thought Catalog.
Writing for Thought Catalog has been such a rewarding experience — from connecting with readers, to editorial freedom, to the platform it provides for my work.
Through my years of writing for this outlet, I’ve discovered a passion inside that is just as meaningful as sports journalism to me. But they are two entirely different beasts. People can get to know your writing through your reporting, but I feel like people get to know me better through my writing for Thought Catalog.
My writing here is much more personal, and the content is a virtual 180 from my high school sports work. When I write something for Thought Catalog, I want to feel like someone out there is reading it and thinking, “Wow, he gets me.” Being able to resonate with a reader’s emotions on such a personal level is something that rarely happens in sportswriting.
Below is just a small sample of my work — my favorite pieces written, to date. You can find all of my articles for Thought Catalog on my author’s page here.
06.20.17 In A Dating World Of Hypocritical Mediocrity, Dare To Be ‘Extra’
12.21.16 This Is What It’s Like To Date A Man, Not A Boy
03.21.16 The Truth Behind Why Writers Write
12.22.15 Here Is How I Know That I’m In Love With You
10.02.14 The Happiest Day Of My Life: The Story Of The Hairband