I plan to do more writing this year.
I started this site back in 2010 while I was living in Rio de Janeiro, and even though I’ve continued traveling and having new experiences, writing new posts has always been a spur of the moment thing largely because of the effort required to actually sit down, dissect the topic, and articulate your experiences.
Writing is hard; consistent writing is harder.
Writing about your own experiences forces you to become more introspective and self-examining while requiring a level of dedication separate from your life, which must continue in parallel.
However, if there was one thing that I learned in 2012 it was that living your life and writing about it don’t need to be mutually exclusive.
Writing is also therapy because it forces you to look and think deeper when translating your thoughts into words.
And the absolute best part is that I get to connect with other interesting and like-minded people. I met a calculating seducer in Rio de Janeiro, discussed the purpose of expat life with a cool guy in Dubai, and spent my nights dissecting Romanian dating and culture with a flamboyant local. There were countless others as well.
All of that wouldn’t be possible without this blog.
Here’s what I plan to do:
Travel Writing. Most, if not all of travel writing, are raves of foreign countries. I think it’s bullshit. The world outside America isn’t necessarily better, nor the people are always nicer. I want to tell you the dark side of traveling that you’ll never read in New York Times or Lonely Planet. I talked a bit about how much I hated Medellin, Colombia and have some similar stories about Denmark and Ukraine in the works.
Short Stories. I’ve had interesting experiences while traveling that usually (but not always) involve seducing and sleeping with beautiful women. The Girl From Lapa was the first, but I want to tell you about a Colombian gringo hunter, the Portuguese girl I met in Barcelona, a Czech girl I sat next to on the plane, and many more. I enjoy writing these because even when I go home depressed after countless rejections they remind me how rewarding traveling can be.
Ideologies/Life Philosophies. When you go against the path of least resistance by leaving the 9-5 job, your comfortable apartment, and 500 cable channels, the first thing that happens is that you start to think for yourself. You are no longer carefully spoon-fed information and, as a result, start to develop your own theories and ideas. I wrote about it here and here. I’m also working on a guide for young people to get started on the right foot by applying some lessons I’ve learned. Read it before you drop a five-figure sum on that college that’s sending you brochures, which, after four years, will look good on your resume and nothing else.
Women/Pickup Tips/Pickup Guides. I’m a man and I want to tell my fellow men how friendly and sexy Brazilian women are; how flaky Colombian women are; how extremely feminine Russian and Ukrainian women are; and how robotic and masculine American women are. I want to show you that your American game has very serious shortcomings and inspire you to travel so you can meet the real thing.
I also want you to fuck more women, so I will continue sharing what I learned.
Book. Last but not least, I’ve finally convinced myself to write a book about my life in Brazil. It will be part memoirs and part seduction guide. I finished the first draft last month and have been busy writing the next one. Should be out fairly soon.
Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments below.
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