islandattitude Hey guys and gals! My name is Adam Lyon, and I'm a 30 year old photographer from Virginia. Thanks for checking out my GoFundMe campaign.

I'd like to start by saying that I'm not the kind of person that would generally ever ask anyone for help fulfilling my dreams... I've been saving money ever since I discovered my passion for photography, and something always seems to go wrong when I have a bit of a nest egg for traveling set aside. I had never considered trying to raise money through fundraising, but several people have suggested this route, and finally I've decided that if I want things to happen, I have to be willing to put things in place to MAKE it happen! There is no option failure in this day and age.
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  •   islandattitude One of my life long dreams has been to travel the world! Truthfully, I'm sure that's a dream that many of us share, right? What's stopping you from doing it? We probably have the same reasons... We have a need to play it safe in life. We work our lives away trying to save money in hopes that we'll live long enough to retire and be able to enjoy our time and money. The unfortunate fact of life is that we may never live to see that day! I'm thirty years old, and I couldn't even begin to tell you how many friends I've lost along the way--even this early in life! 7d
  •   islandattitude Anyway, you're playing it safe... You'll start a family. You'll get married. You'll have a child. You'll have a mortgage, a car payment, credit card bills, you'll have to pay for daycare, save for college, etc... you'll wonder when you'll even have a chance to stop and breathe, but you wouldn't trade it for the world! I want those same things, but what I really want to do first is take some risks in life!

    As I've gotten older, I've realized more and more that material posessions aren't all that important to me anymore. I'd rather live a life rich with experience than "stuff" any day! All I'm trying to do is raise the money I think I would need to take a month or two off of work and do some traveling (and photography) around the country. I'm trying to factor in the possible expenses which include things like airfare, rental car, gas, food, photography permits, and some lodging here and there. Not only would this allow me to fulfill the dream of traveling and photographing some of the things I may never otherwise get the chance to see and shoot, but I would also be checking off some of the great "foodie" destinations I've always wanted to visit. That's what a 2-for-1 is all about! If successfully funded, I'd like to start a daily blog so you can see what I see throughout my trip.

    I know this is probably something a lot of you will deem silly, but I'm so thankful to have so many great people standing behind me and supporting my vision. I'd love for those of you who are unable to take these types of risks at this point in your life to try to live vicariously through my adventure. At some point, I'd love to be able to repay the favor and buy you a drink while I tell you some of the stories about my adventure through life. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! I hope you can find it in your heart (and pockets... haha!) to help me fulfill my dreams. I'm so passionate about living life to the fullest and I can't wait to experience everything the world has to offer me! 7d
  •   islandattitude www.gofundme.com/islandattitude 7d
  •   sameolg2006 I won't be able to for a couple weeks, but I'll gladly donate to the Adam's Dreams fund as long as you donate to fund Jay's Dreams if I ever set one up lol. 6d
  •   islandattitude @sameolg2006 haha! No worries buddy.. I don't want to put anyone out with my mission here, by any means. I appreciate the fact that people believe in me. You know I've always been a big supporter of you chasing your dreams and being the best you can be man. 6d
  •   sameolg2006 Thanks man! You're definitely talented and driven enough to make it as a photographer! 6d

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islandattitude Sending a special shout out to the woman in the world that matters the most... the one who has always, and will always be there for me. She is, after all, the only reason I'm here today! I love you momma! You're far better to me than I've ever deserved.

#mom #mothersday #happymothersday #bestmomever
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  •   islandattitude Oh, and thanks for letting me take you for a spin in the #Jeep with the doors off. I know it terrifies you... 2w

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  •   cdfarmakis I saw you shooting, you're finishing up when I was walking up the bridge, I believe. Awesome shot! 4w
  •   islandattitude Ah! That was you? I thought I saw someone walking towards me with a camera. I wish I would have known that was you. Would have been cool to meet you @cdfarmakis 4w
  •   cdfarmakis @islandattitude yeah! I love that spot and wanted to see if a train was around. But I love your shots, keep em coming 4w
  •   adamthacker89 LOVE love LOVE 4w

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islandattitude We spent a few hours in #WashingtonDC - It was a long day on the road yesterday! #Chinatown #DC #Metro #Nightlife #UrbanLandscape #Landscape #LongExposure #Canon6D #Induro #IslandAttitude 1mon

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