Hi, I'm Marquis! After earning my degrees and working the 9-5 grind for a few years I found that I was fully unhappy with the path that I was on. Being overly curious about everything around me, I decided to quit my job and travel around Central and South America. I was searching for a city or country that I liked enough to call home, and after a year I found it here in Ecuador. I have lived in Ecuador for a year, now, and work as a freelance writer. I sometimes miss having disposable income but mostly this has been the best decision of my life! It has not been easy, and a lot of times it has been pretty terrifying, but has been worth every part of it.