I grew up in Maine, until I was about 19 years old. I got into punk and hardcore at an early age (my 1st show was on my 11th birthday) and never looked back. Playing in bands and learning the ideals and rage from this culture really set the tone for my life. Protests, touring, record labels, all ensued. I was extremely active within the community. At the age of 18 I decided to become vegan, in fact, I will be vegan for 11 years next week. When I turned 19, I left Maine, cleansing myself of my comforts. My life-long friend helped me throw away the muppet-hide couch and everything else I owned. I was on a bus to Tulsa OK, where I spent Christmas, alone in a friends apartment while he was with family. From then, the tale gets long as I traveled for numerous months, finally landing in Amherst Mass.
Eventually I fell away from the music of punk but retain much of the culture. Now it is mainly socially relevant hip-hop and some post-punk stuff. Don't get my wrong, I still wail out to some hardcore now and again.
Two years later, I had lived in 6 different states all over the country. It was a hectic time that led me through Indiana, Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. Lots of apartments and too much moving. After a year in Maine with my family I headed to Geogria. I have been here since 2004 and today... I BOUGHT A HOUSE!
My life has been full of changes but there have been many constants as well. It has brought me to where I am now and I see many more changes on the horizon.
I thought you might enjoy some of the growing up years....
And some recent food (the sausages are from Vegan Brunch)