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In Beauty and Chaos
"The first person to catch a fish gets a buck," my uncle reminded us as the boat turned out of the lagoon and out into the open water.
The sun was just beginning to rise, with the warm hues reflecting off of the gentle ripples, which seemed to extend out farther than I could even imagine. The fishing line jolted and the bobber plunged beneath surface. As I heard my uncle's shoe squeak against the floor of the boat, I quickly turned to see. There it was, an eight point buck swimming about 4 miles off the Vermillion shore. He was right, the first person to catch a fish got a buck.
To this day, that is one of my favorite childhood memories. About six months earlier, I had received my very first camera, a Canon AE-1, and "the day of the deer" day was the first, and last time, I ever left my house without a camera in tow.
I photograph the everyday. The highlights of life, the imperfections, the beauty of nature, the chaos of the kitchen.
I am constantly evolving. I am a wanderer, an observer, and am far too curious for my own good. I enjoy the simple things in life, the in between moments, belly laughs, and bicycles. An activist, a traveler, a wannabe gardener, homebody, introvert. I feel most alive in the great outdoors, with my better half and our little bean by my side.
If you are dying to know more about me, here are five random facts:
- I have seen more of Europe than I have of the United States. I think this means I better plan a road trip.
- My husband and I met in a bike shop. And now we own one!
- I got our dog, Pete, when my (now) husband went on a business trip. I got our dog, Tank, when he went on the same business trip one year later. He doesn't go on business trips any more.
- We didn't name our daughter until we were already at the hospital. It took two more days and the threat that we wouldn't be discharged until her birth certificate was filled out to give her a middle name.
- I have led myself to believe that every time I hear Oasis on the radio, I am destined to have a brilliant day. So far, there is no evidence to prove this self-proclaimed prophecy wrong (knock on wood).
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