Growing up in a landlocked area in the north east of Bulgaria I thought of the sea as a birthright belonging only to the lucky ones born in its proximity. As I grew up, gained independence and finally had the ultimate freedom- choosing where in the world I’d like to live, I found myself seeking out the water and the tranquility it brought to my soul. First the Mediterranean, now the Atlantic. Doesn’t the breeze feel so nice?..
I moved across the ocean from Bulgaria to the US at age 16, alone, in pursuit of my studies. Since then, I have graduated from college in Connecticut, lived in Spain, traveled across Europe, met some extraordinary individuals, redefining the conventional understanding of "family," and learned how to live more meaningfully. A passionate student of Plato and Heidegger, I see travel as the ultimate guide to self-knowledge and reflection upon one's purpose. I strive to immerse myself deeply into foreign environments and hopefully learn how to cook a few local delicacies. A thrill-seeker of what Immanuel Kant calls the "sublime," namely breathtaking natural landscapes, I try to immortalize them with my little Cannon camera. The pursuit of philosophical epiphanies and gastronomical indulgence is deeply embedded in my adventures.I just lost my crazy, overwhelming corporate job and am job hunting and diving into my writing. Here or abroad - bring it on!
Meg StivisonFeb 11, 2019
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