My name is Eric. I'm a currently a graduate student studying International Economic development. Writing is one of my passions and I'm excited about joining this community and learning from other, more established writers. I write for fun but also would like to further develop my professional writing abilities. Some quick things about myself and me personally. I graduated from undergrad with a dual degree in economics and political science. I just inherited a decent amount of money and plan to start a rent-a-pet company. I once drove four hours to move into a new apartment and forgot the keys at home. I think Nirvana is the most overrated band of all time. I've never been able to see the sailboat in those 3-D posters that every elementary school teacher is required to have. I think Prague is the funnest city on earth, Rome is the most relaxing and Florence the most overrated. I'm confused as to why I know who Paris Hilton is. I can't pronounce the word hallelujah. My fifth grade band teacher told me not to play at the recital. My mom made me cook dinner once a week in high school and now I’m reasonable cooking. I'm colorblind. I set off a metal detector at an airport in Rome and the security guard told me it was because the girl in front of me was so pretty and let me on the plane with no questions asked. I'm convinced that no matter what age, sex, or race a person is, if Tom Petty comes on the radio they won't change it. One of these things isn’t true, but I do think a rent a dog company would work.