Escaping Into Elsewhere

Scott Stavrou
4 min readAug 6, 2018

Embracing Not Knowing What You Want

For a long time in my youth, I was naive enough to think I knew what I wanted.

Photo by Catarina Carvalho on Unsplash

Born of a wayward and itinerant family, I attended a new school, in a new place, most years of my life — with all the childhood pressures that entailed. Navigating through new classrooms and cafeterias, forging friendships that would be soon forsaken with the next move, was not…

Scott Stavrou

Writer (Losing Venice, a novel) & Writing Coach | American abroad | PEN Hemingway Award | |