Why did you decide to take your trip [across the states]?
“One of the reasons I took the trip across the states was to really dive into the self, really discovering things that you wouldn’t necessarily notice when you’re with other people…or things that you don’t think about when you’re engaged in more of a social interaction. When you’re by yourself. you really are in your own thoughts, and you become a lot more aware. I really wanted to dive more into that feeling of becoming aware and present in the purest of forms, whether it be on the road or in the mountains or in my tent. I feel like that was the moment for me personally to just dive into myself and become aware of what’s going on.”