Ever feel like you drift a bit from yourself?
As if your life takes over and you can’t get to your life?
Last year was amazing and wild but I couldn’t help but feel absent from myself in certain ways. On my year-long adventure a few years back, I had found a deep love for travel, documentation, photography, words, etc and just due to life circumstances and a never ending list of things to do, I found myself further from the things that filled me in a substantial way. I wouldn’t change the wild ride for anything, but it’s time to inhabit myself again and inhabit the world in a way that feels meaningful and true to who I am.
If I’ve learned anything about myself the last few years is that I love my craft. I will never compromise my ability to explore it. I’ve learned that nothing about me is corporate and anytime I feel tinges of corporate structure, I am quick to recoil.
While I appreciate and need some sense of financial stability and structure, I am not one for big business. I don’t have aspirations to be a millionaire, but I have big aspirations to be me. I have big aspirations to create as much as I can in this life and by doing so, I believe I will feel rich.
So while we are just in the beginning of the year, I already have big plans and they start today.
I will be heading to South America for a couple of months for a few once in a lifetime experiences. I am very lucky that my dear friend, birthday twin, and travel writer Michaela Trimble will be joining me on this adventure. We will be tag teaming across countries on stories for various platforms.
I hop on a plane tonight headed to Cartagena, Colombia for my VSCO Artist Initiative project and after a quick stop in Bogota, it’s off to:
Ecuador > Galápagos > Peru > Machu Picchu > Amazon
Michaela and I will be hashtagging our way through South America, so please join us on this adventure.