About the Blogger

Life is an ongoing adventure of self-discovery. Life is a journey of the most epic proportions. Life is about figuring out your purpose and using it to change your world. This is my life story. I'm Joey. I'm a blogger, educator, photographer, and believer in the undeniable humanity of all. I hail from the pristine suburbs of Cincinnati, went to college at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, completed a masters degree at Kent State University in Kent, OH while living/working at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and now live/work in higher education administration in Columbus, OH. I'm your above average twenty-something millennial who found both writing and photography as forms of expression in gaining narrative ownership of my life story. I am a lover of literature, pop culture, social media, and social justice. This blog is nothing more than my personal truths, made public. I hope they resonate with you too. 



I've been writing this blog since December of 2010 when I was a senior in high school. I used to give teenagers advice, then I chronicled my college story, and finally my blog has emerged as a reflective space for myself, what I learn from my life experiences, and my throughout it all as I embraced adulthood. 

As time goes on you can see how much I've changed through the years not only as a person, but the way I write, presented myself, and framed my writings. Feel free to track back and read through whatever you would like. If you're looking for something specific, use the search bar and most likely I've written about it. I hope that in sharing my life with you that you gain something from it or that it least gets you to think. I value and appreciate authentic feedback so leave a comment whenever you please.

Thank you for taking the time to read, comment, and share. Be sure to subscribe up to never miss a post, and feel free to connect across my other forms of social media. I'm someone who wants to build community, near or far.

The Youthful Life: X is me raw, vulnerable, and unfiltered. It's my place to write my own narrative in my own words. It's a place for me to figure things out. It's a place for me to be well ... me. It's a place where I get lost just as much as its a place where I find myself. I hope this becomes a place where you find what you're looking for too. Forever, and always the best. X

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