1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Last year I changed my life plan around and went back to school. I’m currently becoming a surgical technologist and working in the operating room. It’s exciting and something I’ve more recently discovered as a passion of mine.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Photography is a huge passion of mine and has been since I was a kid using a cheap film camera. I also am an avid reader. Books have been a huge part of my life. I have such a variety of interests and I love learning new things. That’s why I love photography and editing photos. I’m always learning something new with it. It’s the same with medicine. I’m always learning new things at clinicals. It’s fascinating.
3. What are your goals for the future?
One of my goals is to be published somewhere. I’d love for my photography or writing to be published and inspire others. I attribute a lot of my passion to the endless creativity of other people. They are constantly motivating me. If I can speak to people with my art in some way, I’ll have achieved something great.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is going for it. I feel successful when I start saying “How can I do this?” instead of “I can’t do this.” After that I think success is keeping at it. Don’t give up on dreams.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I have a lot of projects in my head that I’d love to try. I’m always working on self-portraits. Taking photos of myself is difficult, but I think using myself as subject matter is the ultimate hurdle for a photographer that likes to be behind the camera. I also would like to do the Hobby Lobby/Michael’s challenge. I love seeing everyone’s creativity with those challenges and it seems like a really fun shoot.
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