As a bank executive and loan officer, my dad instilled in me from a young age that building and maintaining good credit is everything.
Aside from teaching me how to manage my finances well, he definitely was the one who really sparked the origins of my wanderlust and desire to travel. Growing up, he often took us on family trips - Yosemite, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park, Hearst Castle, Monterey, San Diego, Santa Monica, the list goes on...
Just a few years ago, too, I learned that he did all this while simultaneously battling lupus (thankfully he's been in remission for a long time). My dad also retired from the banking industry early to take care of my mom while she fought cancer. He always put family first.
We've had our ups and downs quite frequently butting heads especially in my rebellious years, but he is my proud role model of hard work, discipline, and sacrificial love.
There's a story behind my instagram...
I was always into photography and I've never ever thought this is going to be so huuuge... I had my ups and downs but the camera was always my love. Last year I've decided to start posting a bit more regularly and to show to a bigger auditorium what I do (for fun of course). Back then I had less than 700 followers and I didn't observe instagram as platform where I should present my "work". Since June (or July) I've managed to expand my community to 7000 followers and I'm extremely proud of that and happy that we're sharing some good vibes and mood here...
I'm thinking about making a giveaway where you're going to get some prints of my work and I'd need to know is there a interest in something like that...
For this milestone (7k) I'm sharing a "selfie" (mainstream photographer selfie) and inviting you to check my profile one more time right from the beginning. Why? To give motivation and boost to those who are thinking that having a big Insta is impossible. My insta was my daily life and I've kept these pictures on purpose for you to see that it IS possible...
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