As I have gotten older my religion has become centered around living life to its fullest. Since I was born without most of my hearing, life has been a series of challenges and obstacles that I have had to overcome. I have been training on this obstacle course since I was about 1 year old. This set the rhythm for my life and now I crave those challenges throughout my life. In college, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand with my best friend for 5 months. Whilst there, I inevitably contracted the travel bug and now my biggest goals in life are to travel and experience as many things as possible.

Traveling truly opens your mind, soul and heart. It makes you realize how small you are in this universe, how vast our planet is, how different people can be but how similar humans can be as well. Traveling is challenging for many reasons, I have that extra hurdle of communicating with people around the world when I already struggle with people who speak my language. I want a simple life with less things but with many many experiences and memories. Changing my surroundings by traveling allows me to keep learning, exploring, meeting new people, adventuring and best of all, I get new photography subjects.