Who I Am

Indi described me as:

He’s a 27-year-old Nintendo fan, tech-savvy-nerd-boy, who just happens to be very, very intelligent and good-looking. I am biased, I realize, but I like to think those are pretty objective realities. He is thin, but not fit either, and isn’t accustomed to being outside or lengthy physical exertion.

I’m a guy that found a rut in life and decided to stick to it. I’ve never been a trouble-maker and spent most of my school years without a relationship and staying away from environments that would bring trouble. The walls I built to maintain my way of life have not been easy to tear down. I was raised a Christian and still consider myself as such, but haven’t been actively practicing in awhile. However, it is those beliefs that guide my daily decisions.

I used to feel like I knew my place in the world, but lately haven’t felt that at all. I feel like I’m spinning my wheels and not really doing anything but existing. I don’t know why I believe some of the things I do and it’s like I don’t think deeply about the things I say.

I used to be much more of a gamer, but I’m happiest playing Warcraft these days. Although it was sad to see all of my video game consoles go, I really wasn’t using them. I’ve lost interest in reading, too.

I’m not very fit. I don’t do well in situations where exertion or self motivation are required. I feel like I used to be smarter. I’ve really just let myself atrophy in about every conceivable way. This international foray into the unknown is the most un-Rhys decision I’ve ever made, but it’s something that I want to do. Which is a lot more than what I can say for many other things going on in my life…or not going on, depending on how you look at it.

About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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1 Response to Who I Am

  1. jasonwcarr says:

    Cool cool this is going to be a big thing this website hell yeah I cant wait for you two to go over sea’s because I want to see the trips you take.

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