My name is Carl Conroy. I would say my life has transformed in a number of ways in the last couple years and I am surprised after thinking about it to the point where I could fit it into a blog post people might actually want to read.
If you didn’t already know, I was adopted at 10 months old. I spent time in 2 different orphanages. During the month of February, I went back to the Philippines for the very first time.
You’d think that I would say that scenery like this is what I might miss.
And you’re not wrong. But there were so many more important things I experienced beyond wonderful scenery.
I got to meet people from my home city. I walked the streets my parents walked. But the most important thing I took away from being there was the culture of the people. The people I met had such an incredible capacity to give. Along with that, they manage to live life at a speed that’s dramatically slower than the US.
Now that I’m back, there are 2 things I’m focused on: finding ways to give back to the people who gave me so much and potentially finding my birth parents. As I make progress with this, I hope to share more with you.If you’d like to follow my journey more closely, check out the next issue of WoBistDude.
Also, you can find me on instagram as @carlwearsprada.
I hope you’ll keep up with all of us here.
Carl: “I spend my days writing code as a software developer in New Jersey, but every other moment I’m awake now is spent obsessing over trying to reach out to more people and raise awareness about issues I think need more visibility. I want to use my time and energy to give a voice to those that don’t have one. Why? Because I realize that all the opportunities I have in my life exist because I was given an avenue for success. I really believe that social media can be used as a tool to help so many. I believe that there is good in the world and we can spread it.”