This is where my life began, on a small dirt road in Midwest Michigan. I have many fond memories of exploring the land around the home where I lived until I was eight.
For most of my life, I have lived in an area where I could quickly access the water. Water provides a sense of balance within my life. Growing up, I spent many hours around the beaches and sand dunes of Lake Michigan.
"The climbing gym"
The down side to living in Michigan is that the land is flat, and there are very few areas where there is outdoor climbing. Additionally, the weather is very hot and humid in the summer, and bitter cold in the winter. Therefore, there is an indoor climbing gym that helps to support my climbing habit when I visit my home.