Traveling has been an important part of my life for as far back as I can remember. It has taught me things that could never be learned in a classroom and opened my mind in ways that I never thought possible. The landscapes I’ve explored, the people that I have met, and their cultures/lifestyles, have shaped me into the person I am today. (In fact, even my inspiration for Rue Boutique was inspired by a trip to Paris.)
It has allowed me to look within and change my mindset for the better. In my 30s, I remember thinking that I had all the friends I needed in life. I now know that this could not be further from the truth. There's no timeline to making new friends. Thanks to my work and travels, I have made new friends from all over the world and continue to make friends that have enriched my life.