Today, I turn 26 years old! I have now completed a full quarter-century, which is kind of crazy, but it’s also exciting to see how much more life I still have left to live. I like to celebrate each birthday by saying I survived another year not out of morbid humor, but because I really do strive to live adventurously as much as possible, so whether it’s been rappelling down the tallest building in Waikiki, standing on a cliff ledge next to an active lava flow, or simply getting into cars and planes to see new places and visit old friends, as long as I come out of it all alive, the adventure continues! I can only hope that 26 is even more epic than 25 was, because despite my minor quarter-life crisis moments, 25 was a year of important change and growth for me.
My birthday photos were taken by my good friend and fellow photographer, Jonas Maon. The top jumping image was composited by me with one of my recent starry sky photographs, and this collaboration is available as a print!