Two years ago I cut ties with everything I’d ever known. I sprinted out of my comfort zone and found myself nearly two thousand miles away from the place I once called home. From a small country town east of Cincinnati, Ohio to the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington, I replanted my roots and built a new life.
I moved in with two strangers I met on the Internet. It’s less shady than it sounds. My friend Caleb and his spouse had intentions of relocating from Reno, NV to Seattle and I thought that sounded like a grand old time. When they moved, I visited and instantly fell in love. Seattle, to me, was like the new friend you meet and feel like you’ve known for years. It was a place I felt I belonged.
For the first four months in the new city, I supported myself through my online shop. This gave me plenty of time to get acquainted with my new city. I spent my time taking the bus to parks and coffee shops. I wandered around aimlessly armed with my camera. I’ve since hiked mountains, explored valleys, climbed rock formations and stomped my boots all over Seattle and surrounding cities. But I’m not done exploring.
It’s been such a trip down memory lane to revisit these photos. Inspiration has hit me and I am ready to pack my bags and see where I end up next. I do hope my experiences ignite wanderlust in your life. Here’s to another beautiful year. Cheers.
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