When I was in high school, I had a passion to travel. I made an adventure out of anything I could - even going to the next town over. As I got older, my passion to explore only grew stronger. I came across the van life movement of all of these people converting these empty cargo vans into tiny homes, and I knew this is exactly what I needed to do to fuel this passion I had.
I bought a used 2010 Ford Transit Connect and began converting it into a tiny home on wheels throughout the summer of 2017. I spent nearly every free minute I had that summer converting this van to get it ready for its maiden voyage that September.
When September rolled around and the van was ready, I set off on the journey of a lifetime with my best friend Katie. We had always traveled together throughout high school and shared this dream of traveling across the country.
Throughout the next year, we explored nearly all of the United States, traveling to 46 of the 50 states and venturing into Canada and Mexico as well.
As I began my process of converting the van and set off on the journey, I wanted to document it. I've always been passionate about photography and videography, so I figured this would be the best way to share what I learn with others. I created a brand called Don't Wait Go Do, with the message being that adventure is possible if you want to make it happen. For me, I was just 18 years old, working a minimum wage job, but I saved up enough and had enough of a passion and drive to make it happen.
When I began uploading my videos and photos to YouTube and Instagram, this message began resonating with others and I began attracting a following of others who wanted to follow along and learn from what I've done.
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