I’m in my 30s and I live on the road. I don’t have too much to call my own aside from this dog I love, some stories, and some mistakes. I have to remind myself daily that this is enough. My dream is really to have a little piece of land big enough for a small house and a big garden, and hopefully a family to share it with. It’s funny, watching my friends raise their kids, I’m definitely envious and watch in awe, but know I’ll be there when I’m ready.
In a stranger’s car, hitching a ride back to the van which ran out of gas at 1/8 tank. Got a ride to the station with a guy named Dario and got a ride back with another guy named Dario. Thankful for kind Croatians. Thankful for this face. Thankful for Darios. #shotoniphone
I didn’t take a lot of photos driving through Montenegro and Bosnia, it was rainy and I wanted to get to Croatia before dark. They were definitely some of the most foreign territories I’ve seen. I also had to bribe the border officers twice because they told me my vehicle registration wasn’t properly done, but I question if maybe they just knew they could play on my fears. I laughed it off, they played with Momo and one of these men pointed at him and affirmatively stated “cute”. And they’re right. He’s cute. He’s even getting much better at his ”go look at that view” pose.
What motivates you? The tiniest idea can have you leap out of your comfort zone and into a whole new world. Sometimes the trick is simply to not overthink it.
I remember when I decided to come to Europe. It was exactly the same as the moment I decided to drive to Mexico last year, and many trips before. I define the moment by the decision to start saying “I’m going to Europe” instead of “I’d like to go to Europe.” With that decisive moment, conversations of the place you “are” going to arise, plans start to form, paperwork gets kicked off, and the trip becomes real.
If one of these shots ended up in my book, which would you choose? I shot them right after I stumbled out of the lounge where I “slept” on the ferry. A Greek sun was glowing on the horizon, the air was thick and hazy, and the wind was strong enough to fall into. I wanted to share them all with you because they made me giggle.