Just keep going. No feeling is final.
I'm a former environmental organizer, pinot noir grape picker, bartender, and laid back "visiting scholar" at a university. At heart I'm a creative writer, with the fortune of having been published by my literary heroes. Right now I'm finishing up a biography on a well-known poet.
And while I'm a total gringo, I've always felt an intense connection to Latin America. I've backpacked, studied and worked from Cuba to Patagonia. After an extended stint in San Francisco, part of an incredible creative and activist community, I built a little writer's cabin in southern Chile with a view of a snow-capped smoking volcano.
Unfortunately though, the Spanish poetry translating and other creative endeavors I was digging deep into brought great fulfillment but very little income. Then between the recession and the downturn in print media, my freelance and ghostwriting work, which was paying the bills, got crushed. I had to come back to the States to reorientate my career. Through a series of events I've somehow become involved in the investment world, focused on Latin America. Many of my friends were astonished when they learned I now possess an investment banking license. It's kind of f*cked, yet I am so grateful for the opportunity, and I'm keeping it all ethical, while looking for something more special, and writing all the while.
And so even though I'm no longer down south, life is still muy bueno and progressing forward up here. I am close with my family and have tremendous friends and now I'm looking to find a partner to share all of life's adventures. I'm an open and compassionate guy who has a lot to give and I'm ready to give it.