If you were to ask me “Who is the most inspirational person in your life?” My answer would be my Mother, everyday. The last couple years we have grown so close. There’s something about growing up and realizing how much your parent’s (in this case my single parent Mother) sacrificed and gave to you. I am learning everyday about that and she is making me a better woman for it. She is a big, bold, and such a beautiful character. I can only try and strive to be like her someday.

My Mom is the most athletic and energetic person I know. She legitimately  spends her weekends road biking, swimming, scuba diving and sometime indoor rock climbing.

Last year around this time, we decided to get certified in scuba diving. After a tedious and sometimes boring couple weeks of training, she took me on our first destination scuba diving trip to Cozumel, Mexico.

This was one of the best trips of my life. We spent almost 2 weeks on this island and we went scuba diving almost every single day. It definitely wasn’t your typical booze cruise trip.

These are just some of my favorite moment’s with my Mom. I will be doing a (very late) recap of this trip + a video soon!

I want to thank and celebrate my Mom everyday because frankly I don’t do or say it enough. She raised me to be tough, too tough sometimes to express how I feel.

So Dear Mama: Thank you for pushing me everyday and still loving me when I make mistakes. Thank you for forcing me to be an athlete, It has truly defined me.  And thank you for challenging me, because I know you always love a good argument. I can’t wait for more adventures with you!

Shot by/ Samuel Lippke

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