A little bit about me

Published 5:30 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Brandon O’Connor

Hello. I graduated from Florida State in December of 2013 with a degree in Media Communications. While in college I worked for Warchant.com, Florida State’s Rivals.com affiliate, and at the campus radio station WVFS Tallahassee.

After graduation I decided that I wanted an adventure. So I packed a suitcase and headed to Spain to teach English as a second language. I spent eight months living and working in Tui, Spain, a small town in the Galicia region within walking distance of Portugal. I have always enjoyed traveling and this gave me the opportunity to do just that. It was an easy twenty-minute walk from my town into Portugal, but that was just the beginning of my travels throughout Europe. By the time I headed home in June I had traveled to 12 European countries, created countless memories and taken over 5000 pictures.

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I got the chance to walk through Gaudí’s unfinished basilica Sagrada Família in Barcelona. I went caving in the limestone caverns outside of Budapest. I developed a minor fear of heights as I peered over the edge of the Cliffs of Moher. And I gazed upon Michelangelo’s masterpieces the David and Sistine Chapel to name but a few of adventures. I ate schnitzel in Germany, goulash in Hungry, and countless tapas in Spain.

It was a great adventure, but now I’m ready to set off on my next journey. I have been in Bainbridge for a week now and couldn’t be happier. I went to high school in Brunswick before attending FSU and no matter how far away I travel or how long I’m gone there’s just something about southern Georgia that calls me back. The people are friendlier, the tea is sweeter and the fried chicken can’t be beat.

I am a huge sports fan and root for the Seminoles (of course), the Buccaneers, and the Yankees (sorry). I am always looking for great restaurant recommendations, a game of pick-up basketball, and the chance to meet new people. I look forward to learning more about Bainbridge and helping to tell the stories of the people who call this area home.