Introduction!

Introduction!

 

Hello, and welcome to my blog! Given the fact that this is my very first post, it seemed appropriate to title this as “Introduction!”. The exclamation mark is supposed to make it sound somewhat exciting, but maybe I’m the only one who finds this much excitement in a blog. I guess I should probably start introducing myself and what I plan to make my blog about. If you haven’t read the About Me portion of my blog, I would read that first before continuing to read what I have to say. Or, you could very well keep reading my introduction and read the About Me portion last. It’s entirely up to you! Now back to introducing myself, my name is Braden! I’m a pretty average person who has a passion for photography and traveling just like many other people out there. Nothing really makes me stand out from the crowd other than the fact that I am currently in college and wanting to create my own travel blog where I can share my dreams, adventures, and memories. With being in college, I only have so much time to go out and explore what the world has to offer and frankly- it kinda sucks. To say that I’ve been wanting to travel and take pictures my whole life would be a blatant lie since I never really did have the passion to do those things when growing up. I always thought of it as a cliché when the people around me would talk about it. People would say that they’d like to travel and I would always say to myself “doesn’t everybody?”. The attitude I had pretty much stayed that way until my sophomore year of high school where I was then introduced to Into the Wild. Ever since then, I had this whole new purpose of wanting to travel and explore the many mysteries the world has to offer while at the same time exposing those hidden mysteries and making people more aware about them. It’s driven me to a point in my life where I wanted to dedicate everything to travel photography. To explore cultures, hike through the unknown, and just feel free is the ultimate high for me and that’s what I want to devote my life to. It’s not about the money, sharing images to Instagram, or even having some sort of bragging rights. To me, this is something I need to do and will do everything I can to make sure that this dream becomes a reality. I’m not expecting a smooth, wish-filled journey. Life doesn’t constantly give you that choice. I realize that from where I am starting off, things are not going to be easy and that there will be a numerous amount of things trying to bring me down, but that’s okay. Life is going to have multiple downs because that’s just the way life is. What really matters is how you cherish those ups and do everything in your power to ensure that you don’t let anything bring you down. With that being said, I hope that for those who read my blog and find it interesting, that they will continue to read what I have to say, find joy in them, and to feel inspired. In the meantime, enjoy the picture of a heron I was lucky enough to come close to while paddle boarding on Fallen Leaf Lake in Camas, WA.

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