Introduce Yourself: Chris "Macon" Carter - Atlanta, GA - Hello STEEMIT!

in introduceyourself •  2 years ago 

Hello Everyone, My name is Chris but my friends and teammates often call me Macon. It's a nickname that's stuck with me since the first week of college and I figured I'd make it my own. I'm from Atlanta, GA and a proud alumni of the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

I'm married to my wonderful wife, Maria. She moved to Atlanta to study and be with family and I was just so lucky enough to have met her! Our bond is strong and we challenge each other everyday. We love to travel and recently spent out honeymoon in St. John, USVI. We're saddened by the damage sustained by the hurricanes, but look forward to visiting many more times in the future.

More often than not we're traveling somewhere and being goofy!

There's a number of things I enjoy doing, but one of the most exciting has been my career playing rugby. I started playing at Georgia Tech where unlike some of the fancy footed players, I ran hard lines and excelled on the defensive side of the ball. After college, I continued playing for the Maryland Exiles after moving to Washington D.C. For the past seven years I've played for the Atlanta Old White Rugby Team where I've started well over 100 matches, won three regional championships and finished third in the country. So Many exciting times...I might share some of the ones I can without getting into trouble.

The best position in Rugby #7 (really whatever # gets you on the pitch)

Most recently, I've decided I'm getting a little too old and beaten up to keep up with the younger kids, so I've started coaching and have really enjoyed it. I'm lucky enough to be able to coach at my alma mater, GT. We're rebuilding but I have a great group of young men that I've promised a championship to!

Me a decade ago post match GT.

Feel free to share your rugby stories with me or if you're in Atlanta come check out a match.

For work, I own a design/build firm that focuses on luxury swimming pools and outdoor living. I've had the pleasure of working with many great clients on a number of award winning projects. I'll definitely post many more photos of my portfolio and 3d designs in future posts. Here's a few teasers-

Other than rugby and work, I enjoy traveling, adventures, motorcycles, art, and architecture.

A pic from a few years ago when I had crazy hair and an ultra fast bike. The wife keeps telling me no, but I'm going to bring it back! At least I keep telling myself that.

I'm happy to see a useful social media platform that's not so political and full of nonsense (I won't name names FB).

Thanks for reading!

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Awesome designs, welcome and have fun Macon.

Those are good looking projects you have! Welcome to steemit! :)

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nice presentation

Hi Macron, nice to meet you nice pools

get the s1000rr back!!! :D

Welcome to the SteemIt-community ;)

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The temptation is REAL!!!

Hi @maconic

I really love your well informed introduction.

Thanks for telling us about yourself.
Steemit is a wonderful social media community, at first, growing up your steemit account may be difficult but don't give up
I’m Kingsley, I’m a graphic designer and a writer.
You're very welcome to steemit. I wish you success. I hope you'll enjoy steemit as time goes on. I'll like to follow you so I can share ideas with you here on steemit. I'm now following you. Feel free to follow me back if you want.
@kingsley-clement

Welcome and great work on the pools

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Thanks, I didn't want to show off all the good ones just yet.

Soo nice meeting you @maconic, I really like the bond that is binding u and ur wife keep it up,,wow! For career is wonderful I must confess you have a good start, it's nice and cool doing what u have passion for u,its a credit to you,. Welcome to steemit !!! Wish you a happy stay as u keep steaming 🔥 💧

I dig your work @maconic! Welcome to steemit!

Welcome to steemit! Those pools are outta control...nice work!

Welcome to Steemit, Macon. Those are an amazing design, keep sharing more such post. Keep on Steeming. :)

Welcome :)!

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Here a few tips for starters snce you probably won't get any advice from those who comment under here, here's what I gathered thus far.
It's tough to make money at first so if that's your main cause to be on here grind that into your head straight away, that doesn't mean you shouldn't post content, you should, but enganging with others in the comment sections to grow your following is your best bet. Which categories?

Probably the introduce yourself one and the photography section but you can choose things that you have knowledge about too and then go from there just know that there is a lot of crap on here so plowing through that just to connect with others can be tough. Cheers.

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Thanks for the advice. I think it will be a great place to blog and put my portfolio. It's hard to standout in other places already filled with "experts".

That is great that you are into rugby, it is a great sport, and you do love pools, following you so i can check your rugby blogs and other articles.

Hey , how are you ?
welcome to steemit. @maconic
following you now. :D
follow me back pls.

Hi Chris... Nice to meet you... Welcome to Steemit..🌹..You and Maria look beautiful couple.. This is a nice intro post... I hope you will do great over here as a steemian..😊.. Follow Me @onority

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Welcome to Steemit! Show us the awesomeness that is Macon :) #LetsDoThis #HumansOfAwesomeness

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A new Steemian ^^ hello @maconic I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, wish you much luck! I will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk

Nice to meet you, @maconic! Welcome to Steemit!

welcome to steemit @maconic! Rugby is intense and I love seeing that photo of the team covered in mud. My father played rugby in the 50s and loved it. Fun to see your pool designs, and I say go for the hair as long as it's fun and which I'm sure will wear off quickly.

Great post! You are a new member so I'd like to offer you my welcome. You get an upvote and know that the steemit community awaits!
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Hello, @Maconic, I'm just here to leave a nice Hello ^^. Unfortunately i don't have much voting power, but i will be back and vote my followers. Need to grow a little ^^. Have a great time @rightuppercorner