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Nomad, She Wrote


My name is Heather :)
I'm a traveling photographer & visual storyteller.
My vanlife adventure started in the Pacific Northwest in the spring of 2020. When covid hit, I was laid off. With no money in savings and no income for the foreseeable future, I ended up making the tough decision to move back in with my parents, who live an hour from Seattle, WA.
3 months in quarantine did a number on me - in the best way! With no agenda and no responsibilities, I was living simply. I didn't have to be anywhere. I didn't have to do anything. Life was paused, I was one of the many who simply had to wait until the world returned to "normal."

I fell in love with the simple life. 
I spent my free time doing what I love: hiking, biking, climbing, photographing, writing, and day-dreaming about my next adventure with my best friend, Indi.
Over time, I realized that I didn't want to return to the life I was living before covid - if a life is what you would call it. I was living paycheck to 3-days-before-paycheck, I had massive student loan debt, no career, no boyfriend, no best friend - no hope for a fruitful future.

I decided, "fuck that."
I wanted to live in the moment, to enjoy myself as much as possible, to have the freedom to do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I wanted to finally live my life.
So I took a leap of faith: I bought a van and decided to travel the country and chase what it means to truly live.

I'm traveling in my van, seeing new places, meeting new friends, and making new memories that I will forever cherish.

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I'm sharing my story with you because I am living proof that it is possible to live the life of your dreams, despite your circumstances or the many setbacks you've faced in life.

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