Author: Tom

Will I do myself proud, or only what’s allowed?

September 28, 2016 By Tom

Time to write has been a fleeting thought recently. It’s been a nonstop barrage of program sites, meetings, pitches, phone calls, after hour events, and what felt like a 3 week birthday celebration all since I last wrote. I’m sitting here in the new Speak Easy space a week before it opens to the public, […]

Fear, Excitement, And the Unknown: Here We Go

August 5, 2016 By Tom

There’s a moment where, on the brink of success or failure, you know that your own history will be made–one way or another. And once you’ve been in that position, there are few other moments in life that will compare. I’ve experienced it as an athlete, and now; I’m staring down the next 71 days […]

a letter to an Almost 25 me from almost 30 me

July 17, 2016 By Tom

A note to a soon to be 25 year old me from a soon to be 30 year old me. Dear almost 25 year old Tom, You’re going to go through some heavy stuff. It’s going to be absurd at times. You’re going to get your heartbroken a time or two. But you’re also going […]

“what makes you excited about work?”

June 29, 2016 By Tom

I ask this question all the time. I truly believe it’s one of the best ways to gauge what really drives someone, how full of it they are, and what their poker face looks like. The more sugarcoated the answer, the more I’m skeptical. In fact, it’s right up there with watching how somebody interacts […]

“don’t be too proud to have a backup plan”

June 27, 2016 By Tom

“Now my parents said, go ahead and take your stand, but don’t be too proud to have a backup plan” -Watershed It’s been a pretty unbelievable last couple of months. Major press, deals that are moving forward, vision that is turning into reality. My dream, it’s happening, and it’s the damnedest thing to experience. The […]

Why I Love Pride Week

June 9, 2016 By Tom

It’s Pride Week in Indianapolis, and that means one of my favorite weekends of the year here in this great city. What I love about Pride Week is that here in Indy, it’s not about “letting this be the one week a year where you can be yourself”…it’s about highlighting that in Indy, we celebrate […]