My Photography Journey

I fell into photography by accident. When I was a teenager, I struggled with anxiety attacks. I was so anxious I could barely leave my room, unable to walk down the street without crippling fear. I nearly dropped out of high school, missing days and weeks at a time. To recover, I sought to push myself into the most stressful situations I could think of to temper my response. I started volunteering in EMS after school as a student. Over time, the anxiety went down. It never went away but it was manageable. I was very behind in high school so I took summer courses and independent studies in order to race to catch up. Somehow, managed to graduate. As I walked to the stage, I remember the quizzical look of the teacher that handed me my diploma, as if it had been a mistake. Nonetheless, I went away to college