Tell us about your relationship with nature. Does your environment easily influence you, or are you proactive about choosing your environment based on what you want for yourself during that time frame?
I would say we are all creatures of context, to a certain extent, myself maybe more so than others. I dedicate quite a bit of energy into placing myself in the right place at the right time, as a photographer and that’s built a keen sense of awareness, over time, of how my surroundings affect my mood, stability, and energy.
For me, this nomadic or seasonal life seems to fit, offering balance where needed and maintaining a deep sense of gratitude.
Explain what inspired your current way of life.
To put it simply, a curiosity of what could be. I’ve always lived with a tendency to let that curiosity outweigh the fear of the unknown. I think there’s also an element of urgency there...an understanding that I won’t be here forever, and there’s a lot to see and do out there.
What’s your philosophy regarding balance? What do you prioritize?
For a freelancer, every single day is a Monday and a Saturday, in tandem… It’s really up to you and your awareness of self to manage and flow throughout the day. I typically work and play everyday, and enjoy that chaotic balance.
I prioritize what, deep down in my gut, I know I should. Sometimes I miss the mark there, but in general, I believe we inherently know what we should be doing with our day.
Either way, I make it a point to live by a 1:1 say:do ratio, whether that’s work or play. Making thoughtful commitments and keeping good on said commitments is the spice of life, y’all!