I have realized I am capable of anything and what a wild epiphany that has been. I get to become something much bigger than myself and It is completely exhilarating to discover you are the only thing holding yourself back.

Getting out of your own way can knock the wind out of you, take your breath away, and encourage those little butterflies in your belly to keep right on dancing all at the same time. You are in charge of yourself, you get to make the decisions about how your day is going to go and what you are going to do when you wake each morning.

I am the founder of Brave Forest Creative, specializing in brand identity, web development, design, photography, and art direction. I love pushing the rules of design to create innovative, fresh, and beautiful work.

Brave Forest is a true culmination of various assets I have gathered since receiving my B.F.A. at the University of Utah. I was suddenly determined to fearlessly establish my own business that stayed true to me as a creator and entrepreneur.

Not only did this manifestation light a fire in my carrier ambitions, it rendered a mental shift in the way I work my body, stimulating a mental fierceness I had only dabbled in. My body suddenly wanted to start running up mountains, biking faster, swimming longer, and engaging in yoga poses with full integrity.

As I have started training for races and triathlons I have found myself enjoying longer workouts and runs I never thought I was capable of before. Someone gave me a great bit of advice, "keep to your mileage during training and it makes all the difference." Training became a anticipated highlight each day. My biking has strengthened my legs, making it easier to propel myself up mountains, and the constant running has built great cardio allowing me to swim longer in conjunction with my yoga practice.

I have never been interested in being the best at one thing, but have always been pretty good at various things. Why focus on one thing, when there are so many opportunities and diverse ways to play?


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