As I look out at this wide open road ahead of me, I fear for the unknown. Two days from now I will set out on a 7 week journey to New York and onward to Europe. I embrace the challenges ahead and anticipate the incredible adventure that awaits me. Pushing ourselves through our fears is how we grow. Acknowledging the obstacles in front of us and overcoming them makes us stronger. I look forward to exploring further a part of the world that I love so much, seeing old friends and making new ones, expanding my mind with new cultures, and of course photographing everything I see. This is my summer of independence and freedom and I can't wait to live it.