When I was a child all I wanted to be was an author. Books had always, and will always, be my escape from the outside world. I wanted to create pieces of work that would take others away from the bullshit that life threw at them. When I discovered the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien , I immediately fell in love with hobbits and their lifestyle. The simplicity and goodness that exuded from them was intoxicating. I wanted to encompass what it meant to be a hobbit. That, coupled with the fact that I’m 4’11” and my love for pipe weed just seemed like the right path to take. My love for the simpler creature comforts has grown immensely. Much like Tolkiens’ Bilbo Baggins, I too am going to try and write about my life in a way that will (hopefully) resonate with others. Maybe I’ll finally realize that dream of being an author. Only time will tell. What I do know is that I can’t wait to embark on this journey with all of you.