In 2009, I was involved in a near fatal car crash when an oncoming car made an unsafe left turn in front of my vehicle, nearly killing me. This life changing incident was a blessing. It forced me to slow down and really assess how I was living and experiencing my life. This near-death experience revealed to me the need to be creative on a much higher level and really contribute to this planet.
At the time of my car crash, I was working as a C-Level executive in the creative ad agency world and working with some of the most successful brands in the world. I enjoyed the work and it was a creative avenue. However, the car crash left me asking questions about how I was living, how I was spending my time and what I wanted to experience out of this life.
It took every ounce of determination and perseverance along with physical and mental therapy over 5 years to restore my body and mind enough to enjoy any physical activities again. Also during this time is when I truly fell in love with photography.