“It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.”
I’m Will, a freelance writer based in Chicago. For a year I lived out of a car with Mr. Eko, my Rhodesian Ridgeback, blogging about the best pet-friendly destinations in the country. A lot has changed since Eko and I began this journey nearly eight years ago. I moved to a new city, added another pup (Penny Mayhem), and married the most incredible woman. After a requisite quarter-life crises, I finally felt like I had found my way.
But when we Eko died in the fall of 2016, I was lost all over again. I painfully relearned to get out of bed, meet the day and change the world. I learned to embrace my fears and use them as fuel for love. A love which manifested itself in Zero, the puppy we added to our family in January of 2017.
With Zero’s help, when it was time to welcome my son Lincoln to the world in May of 2017, I was ready.
All these years later, one thing remains unchanged – my love for sharing the journey with others. I do my best to capture all of the moments – from silly to profound to educational to funny to scary – in words, photos and videos. If each day this blog can add a smile, a moment of empathy or an ounce of love to the world that wouldn’t have existed otherwise, then I consider my work a success.
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