I also write poetry and short stories — doing so soothes the soul. My mission is to inspire others through my words and actions. That’s why one of my best friends and I created The Dare to Dream Podcast.
I hope to be a light, an inspiration, and a helpful voice through whatever adversity you and I face. We can only go up together.
In 2021 I released my debut nonfiction novel, Arrows of Youth: A Young Man’s Inspiring Journey to Find What Lights His Soul On Fire.
The book is part memoir, part travel story, part spiritual exploration, all a quest to find what lights my soul on fire. On this quest, I strive to help you do the same.
In 2022 I completed my master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Denver.
I simply want to learn; be it through travel, reading, writing, and most importantly, by getting out there to connect with other human beings. That, I’ll never stop doing.
Something burns in me that I want to give to the world to move us forward. Writing and sharing what I learn along the way helps me appreciate that we’re here together on this spinning rock with many of the same problems, victories, doubts, and blissful moments.
I want to learn about who we are and how we’ve interacted since the beginning of time. Our cultures, similarities, and differences derive from our relationships with one another and the earth.
No part of the world, no person, no experience is uninteresting. It’s a blessing just to be alive.
When you think of Vincent Van Patten, I hope you think of discovery, adventure, connection, and learning.
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