If you hadn’t already guessed, my name is Ricky and I am many things to many people.
Principally, I’m a writer. I have been writing in various forms since 2010 when I started my first blog — endlesstrax.com.
More recently, I authored the bestselling book — Taking Charge: Making Your Healthcare Appointments Work for You. This book draws on my experience as a registered nurse (RN), and as a patient with a chronic illness, so that others can learn from my knowledge and experiences to get more from their healthcare appointments. You can find out more about the book here.
I am also the Vice President — and a founding member — of Walk AS One, a 501c3 non-profit based in Maine. Walk AS One is “an all-volunteer organization that mobilizes and motivates a global community to raise awareness and address the challenges of those affected by Ankylosing Spondylitis and its family of related diseases.” As a patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis, this charity is obviously dear to my heart.
In 2014, my family and I moved from the United Kingdom to the United States. It was at this time that I gave up my job as an RN and became a stay-at-home dad. I used to think that I was under-paid and under-appreciated before; how wrong was I?
I am also a martial artist, holding a 1st degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo. I train as regularly as my schedule allows, and I teach as much as I can. Every time I am in the dojo, I learn something new. I love it! It helps me grow as a person, daily.
You might be inclined to think that I would be very busy, and you would be right. But one thing I have learned through my nursing and parenting duties is to manage my time effectively.
If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have time to maintain a modest Bonsai collection and to teach myself to code, on top of all of the above. I do all these things, not because I’m bored, or because I have too much time on my hands, but because they enrich me from the inside out. I make it my mission to learn something new each day, and I’m continually looking to improve myself and become the best role model I can for my kids and for those I teach. I put the same dedication and passion into everything I do.
So, do you need a writer who has passion, is relatable, and performs with rigor? Then get in touch and let’s see how I can help you.