Hightlight 2019! - Interview with @jess.wandering / We had a wonderful interview with Jess in March, a photographer from Washington State who started pursuing her passion for photography and the outdoors about four years ago. As she rediscovered the benefits of the outdoors, she began to travel the world to determine what made her happy. And that wasn’t the comfort and safety of a high-stress job as a lawyer. About her career change she said: “I think we all have the answers inside us. Sometimes they are just buried a little deeper than others.” Read a glimpse of the inspiring words she shared with us and you will understand why her interview is a highlight for us!
@nomadict: What are the three most valuable lessons you have learned traveling?
@jess.wandering: Traveling has taught me that there’s no one-size-fits-all definition of success, and that it’s okay to have goals and aspirations that don’t necessarily align with others. It has also taught me the importance of being able to let go of things we can’t control. Things go wrong all the time when traveling, and I’ve had to learn to rethink about those events not so much as “wrong” but as opportunities to go in a different direction. But the most important thing I learned is to appreciate home. Time is the one thing we can never get more of. Constantly being away from family and friends has really driven that point home for me.
@nomadict: Your passion for the outdoors has opened many opportunities! What mindset has allowed you to reach your current artistic level?
@jess.wandering: I am a perfectionist with some things, but at the same time I realize that perfection is a bit of an illusion, so I try not to get too caught up in it. If I waited for things to be perfect, I’d never do anything! Quality goes over quantity when talking about photography, but even more for the community you create on social media. It can be hard not to get caught up in numbers, but I think in the long run focusing on building a strong community by adding value where you can, rather than just a large one, is much more rewarding!
@nomadict: You can find the interview with @jess.wandering by visiting the link in the bio! 🤗