I was created to roam in wild open places. As I grow older I find that my patience for staying inside all day grows thin. I cannot bear the thought of spending my life being walled in.
I think that’s why I love these places. Being in New Hampshire puts life into perspective. I was lucky to grow up in a state that has a wealth of outdoor places, as well as historical sites. New Hampshire is full of lakes rivers and streams. With each passing season, we are given a new set of changes, and I think that is what makes this place so special. New Hampshire is a place of natural diversity and history, and it has shaped who I have become.
I have always had an issue with worrying. I let small insignificant things weigh me down. Being outside helps. The outdoors brings balance into my life. Whether I am photographing rivers, skiing or hiking I feel centered when I am outside. I love examining my relationship with nature. I feel like so much of our daily stress comes form being cooped up constantly. We lead regimented structured lives. Yet there is no time to get out there and explore, and I really think there is something sad about that.
My goal in life is to spend more time in the mountains. I have realized that while I am glad for the opportunity, office work is simply not for me. I am a creative personality who needs more to thrive. I know its going to be a hard path to get to a place where I am successful on this non-traditional road, yet I want to try. I do not want to look back in forty years and wonder where my life went. I want more than this path offer, all that lays in front of me now is what is next.