About Me

My name is Garrett. I’m a messianic Jew. I’m a wonder wanderer. I’m a writer. Everything else seems to be up in the air for now…and I’m learning to be okay with that.

I’m in my late-twenties, an only child of a divorced family, currently living just outside Knoxville. The last time I went on a date (that I knew I was on,) Dubya was in office. My day job is looking for a day job, working out, and working on my second novel. If you need help reading through the cracks there: I’m unemployed, but I’m still chasing my dreams.

I’d rather be traveling the world, but sadly that’s not financially feasible 97% of the time. I’ve spent eleven months of my life outside of the United States, and I’m itching to cross that year mark as soon as possible.

Beneath this page in the drop down menu are some of my writing pieces that I’ve rescued from the depths of academia and old blogs that I’m proud of. If there’s ever a lull in posts or you like what you’ve read, feel free to check those out as well. I’ve also had a travel blog posted about Florence that you can read here.

Rome 2015 (iPhone) (20)
Rome, Italy || Sept. 2015

Some Highlights:

University of Tennessee Volunteers.

Venus Williams. Serena Williams. Andy Roddick. Andre Agassi. John Isner. Roger Federer.

I am a huge fan of the US Men’s and Women’s National Team. Landon Donovan is forever the king, but this new kid Pulisic is definitely a crown prince worthy of succession. Alex Morgan and Julie Johnston may just be the ones who got away, if–you know–you pretend I ever had a chance. [Also: Spain, Italy, Argentina.]

FC Barcelona. Swansea City. Udinese.

Hometown Represent: Tampa Bay Bucs. Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay Lightning.

Favorite Bands:                                Favorite Solo Artists:
1. Thrice                                            1. Ellie Goulding
2. Underoath                                    2. Taylor Swift
3. Brand New                                   3. Beyoncé
4. Copeland                                      4. Chris Carrabba [This is totally cheating.]
5a. Emery                                         5a. Justin Timberlake
5b. Jimmy Eat World                      5b. Sam Hunt

Rock Climbing (42)
Knoxville, Tennessee || Dec. 2016

Favorite Albums:
1. As Cities Burn – Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
2. Brand New – The Devil & God Are Raging Inside Me
3. Underoath – Define The Great Line
4. Thrice – The Artist in the Ambulance
5. Copeland – Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Favorite Songs:
1. Brand New – Sowing Season (Yeah)
2. Taylor Swift – All Too Well
3. Underoath – In Regards To Myself
4. Ellie Goulding – Hanging On
5. As Cities Burn – Of Want & Misery: The Nothing That Kills

Favorite Fiction Authors:               Favorite Nonfiction Authors:
1. J.R.R. Tolkien                                 1. Donald Miller
2. Carlos Ruiz Zafon                         2. Brené Brown
3. J.K. Rowling                                   3. C.S. Lewis
4. Robert Jordan                               4. Amy Poehler
5a. Stephen King                              5a. Mindy Kaling
5b. Brandon Sanderson                  5b. Tina Fey


January 2017 Instagram (3)
Titusville, Florida || Jan. 2017

Favorite Books:
1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
3. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
4. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Favorite Movies:
1. The Lord of the Rings
2. Mean Girls
3. Elizabethtown
4. Independence Day
5. Cloverfield/Godzilla (2014)/Pacific Rim