Photography has been a consistent interest for the past few years, however, it is one that I don’t get to enjoy as often as I’d like. With busy schedules, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to get out in the world and shoot. My favorite thing to photograph is nature. The world is a beautiful place and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the world through my lens.
Running has been a fairly new interest as I only began training a year ago. I have walked a handful of 5k races in my years and decided that I wanted to give my try at running one. This drive sparked my initial training to run the first annual Flyers Charity Classic. I trained for about 2 months prior to the race which was held in July of 2017. After completing my first 5k run I found a “love” for running. Although it’s a love-hate relationship sometimes I enjoy getting out an seeing the world from a different perspective.
When I need to de-stress or set an intention for my day, I turn to yoga and my breath. I have always wanted to get into yoga but never did until semi-recently. I began by joining community yoga practices at my local gym and slowly incorporated practices found online. Meditation, although similar, has become something that I try to do daily even if for only a minute. This interest has taught me a lot about myself and how to stay calm during stressful situations. I would like to someday soon obtain my certification in yoga so that I can not only enjoy the practice but also teach. I have begun looking into programs and studios to achieve this goal.
Dance is not only an interest but a huge part of my life. I began dancing at the age of 3 and have continued to pursue this passion to this day. I started my dance career in your typical dance studio. Upon high school graduation, I had no idea what my dance career would look like. After a year at college and a break from dancing, I quickly realized that I needed to get back into dance. I auditioned and made the team for the Temple University Diamond Gems and was an active member for my final three years of undergrad. Post-graduation my career became professional as I joined the Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls team. Currently, I am back at Temple University as the Diamond Gems Assistant Coach. I hope to one day open my own dance studio.