My parents taught my brother and me how to be travelers from age eight. They integrated us with the locals in Jamaica, made us navigate our way through awkward situations in Costa Rica, and they taught us to appreciate culture and authenticity in Panama. Soon, I found myself striking out on my own, always craving those authentic relationships and cultural awakenings. And then I discovered a new dimension of travel–the power of it all. I began to realize how empowered I felt every time I landed in a new destination. The strength of my character became clearer and clearer with each journey. I believe it is for these somewhat existential reasons that I ended up where I am today–living a somewhat nomadic life day by day.
I felt, more than ever, a burning need to “find myself,” especially after tough years at my job and two gut wrenching breakups. Put more poetically, I felt, in the very core of my being, that to really discover who I am as a woman, as a family member, as a friend, as a lover, as a contributor to this earth, I had to make this change in my life. I had to strike out into the wild, beautiful world and leave my very organized, very structured life behind. The life I had created for myself no longer felt like the life I wanted to live, and so now I’m here–traveling about and taking things one day at a time, which is beautiful and empowering and freeing, and exhilarating all at the same time. So that is my story. To learn more, check out my post On the Power of Travel.
Places I've Been
I’ve traveled all around the world and experienced many different countries, cultures, and peoples. These are the places I’ve been since I’ve been old enough to take my own pictures 🙂