I’m a California native who has been writing since I was an early teenager. Growing up, I was homeschooled until college which gave me a unique education, especially since my mom was an English teacher. Being was taught writing early must have made the interest stuck! After high school, I attended community college where I was able to study commercial music along with general ed.
During college, I took my first trip alone where I got bit by the travel bug! Once I got back, it slowly grew from enjoying casual vacations, to more challenging backpacking excursions. Initially I was working at minimum wage jobs, waiting to be able to request a few days off to go somewhere. At one point, I was holding down 3 jobs working over 60 hours a week, just to pay off my leftover debt so I could quit it all and travel. Finally, I made that dream come true in June 2016 when I left home on an indefinite basis, and I haven’t stopped since.
Eventually, I decided to start a travel blog, Poor and in Danger, as a way to share what I’ve learned as I go about travel experiences and doing it all on the cheap. Since then, I’ve been doing whatever I can to keep myself afloat from working as a long distance mover, to teaching English. Finally, I was able to stop bouncing around with jobs when I was brought on board The Fact Network in February 2017, which has given me the amazing opportunity with ongoing work doing what I actually enjoy! During my time here so far, I’ve been able to expand my skills in editing, content creation, and SEO, and I only continue to learn more as I go.
On top of all this, I’ve also developed a newer passion for photography. Traveling has only helped feed this even more, and I’ve been able to combine the two loves as I go. Currently, I’m focusing on environmental portraits, as well as environmental candid photography. Even though I’ve only been shooting since April 2017, the time I’ve put into it shows.
For the future, I’m always looking for new creative challenges. This could be a writing venture, blog collaboration, or a photoshoot. Feel free to contact me for any inquiries, travel advice, or work opportunities – I’m happy to help in any way I can, and I’d love to work with new people!