I am a dreamer. I don't believe that anything or anyone worth reaching can truly be out of reach. I am restless; I need to move, to travel, to discover, but to return. I love to laugh, because fits of laughter are micromoments free of worry and full of life. I love to cook, to try new recipes, to forget them and to try them again for the second first time. I am intuitive; I trust my gut and it somehow never leads me astray. I am a scientist; I study the brain but listen to the heart. The way my scientific soul and creative soul are bottled into one is probably my greatest paradox. I am a perfectionist; it is my best and worst trait. I am a polyglot, because learning multiple languages opens extra windows onto the world, its many interesting characters and oneself.
I am a coffee-addict and wine-lover. I can never get enough of either. I am a writer - I fill notebooks to the brim with no respect for lines or margins. I can't stand endings, but am wise enough to know that, without them, there could never be new beginnings. I believe in life's seasons and tides. I don't believe in fitting into boxes. I have a neurological trait called synesthesia - my entire world is colored. Every sound, word and movement has its own hue. Besides my camera, I make an effort to always carry three things with me: hope, courage and a notebook. I think profound solace can be found in feeling grateful. I am sometimes wary of the mysteries and uncertainties life brings with its unexpected twists, but trust that things will always play out in a way that best serves us. I put my heart into everything, some might say "too much" of it. But my sentimentality and openness make me who I am; they make me see the world differently, and I wouldn't trade them in for anything.