I came to the Rise Festival with great hope. I had had one hell of a year; between work and my personal life and two sick parents... I planned on using the event as the opportunity to close the page on one chapter of my life and start another. So I sat there, dusty in the hot desert sun waiting for darkness to come.
I've learned to love risk and embrace challenges that scare me. I feel that these challenges are my greatest teachers in life, and help me best connect with the true me. While I never dive headlong into high risk endeavors, I've developed strategies that have worked for me in the past and help to increase my comfort level, which allow me to take on challenges that let me soar to new heights.