I’ve been giving myself more time recently to reflect back on my life to learn, grow and gain a better understanding of myself. Last year was the most intense of my life, the time I leapt into the unknown of quitting my job and fully committing myself to pursue an art career and @theoneproject.
In November, I was invited to Perugia, Italy to exhibit and present The One Project at the Perugia Social Photo Fest representing Canada. This was my first time in Europe and I was amazed by the history, the architecture, the art and the light (and fog) - but most of all, the people. I met so many amazing people during my time in Italy and these experiences and connections changed me in a lot of ways. I am so grateful to everyone who helped make it a reality and all of the beautiful people who were a part of my experience.
I believe travel is one of the most vital aspects of life, as it opens your mind to the rest of the world. It is one thing to read about it or see it on the news, but nothing can substitute the first hand experience of being there, wherever it is. Travelling shows you that although we have differences in our culture, religion, landscape - we are all human. We can connect through our common human experience and it is a beautiful thing. Through it I believe we all become better people, and that’s how we will change the world. Travel.
Has travel impacted you and made you a better person? What are your thoughts? #bevathoughts (at Hotel Europa)