My name is Vincent Russell Van Patten, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I currently live in Lisbon, Portugal.
This exploration might include a morning swim in the frigid ocean, reading classic literature unsavory for the faint of heart, or cracking a beer and laughing ‘till it hurts with the people I love.
Rarely does a meaningful experience escape the ink of my pen — I love to write about it all.
I write on my website, Medium, where I’m the inspiration editor of the publication Coffee Times, and on Substack about travel, literature, personal-growth, philosophy, spirituality, and everything else that makes life an absolute adventure worth embarking on.
Most of all, I write to inspire.
I aim to be honest and vulnerable with my words; we’re experiencing this life together, and it isn’t always pretty. Still, the darkness is damn well beautiful.
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.