Paul Thim was raised in Decatur, Georgia by parents who had tried on Missouri and Massachusetts before returning to roots they'd put down in the south. After graduating high school he spent a year in Germany and returned to attend Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. An interest in psychology led him into work with high-risk youth and families, a position which saw him move to Boston. Leaving Boston in 2012, Paul moved to Memphis and then Atlanta by way of a girl. He is currently pursuing the dream of writing, by the act itself as well as applying to return to school.