So… hello world!

My name is Patrick Michael Quiring the First, and this is my blog about my experiences while serving down in Miami, Florida for a year through Y.A.V. YAV stands for Young Adult Volunteer, and it is done through the Presbyterian Church (USA). This will be used to document my year as a way of reflection, and to one-day look back on it with fond eyes as my memory might fade with the uninvited assistance of Father Time.

A little back story on me for people who have found this blog through DOOR, Ask Jeeves, YAV, Google, or any other way:

I hail from the glorious state known as Oklahoma where I’ve lived 98% of my life, and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma (Put cho Hooves up!) this past May with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies, and a minor in Psychology. I love music, going to concerts, eating Chipotle, traveling, non-profits, photography, the creative arts, experiencing life, and many more things.

The YAV program I will be participating in will be an interesting journey. I’ve known many YAVs and my amazing brother was even one in Kenya back in 2008 (Hey RTQ!). Through that I’ve been told that everybody’s experience is different so I’m excited to see where this will lead me.

One of the main things I’m excited about is simple living, which is basically me, living on a much simpler budget than I’m used to. It also applies to how I will be living with a different mindset from back home. There’s also no dishwasher or garbage disposal so that should be fun. This shall be very interesting since I’ve never had to really live the way that I will be living this year.

If you were also wondering about what the YAV program in Miami is like then please check it out here!

So sit back, enjoy the ride, and please live vicariously through my tales!

Lastly, if you have any questions, or want to know more about anything then please don’t be afraid to contact me through here, Facebook, Twitter, or E-mail (pmquiring@gmail.com)!


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