I started to feel significantly more fulfilled with my life when I started valuing experiences over possessions. I first saw a ‘Live A Great Story’ sticker in Austin when I was on a run around Town Lake during my freshman year, and it has since guided all my decisions to create the best experiences possible. I am now in my final semester at the University of Texas, and I could not be more excited about what’s next.
I’m graduating early for exactly one reason. I want to travel. And I don’t want to feel rushed when I do. I’m looking forward to seeing as much of Southeast Asia as possible before I hit Europe and do the same over there. Sometime between that first time I saw the LIVE sticker and now, I have become obsessed with wanting to explore. Following countless travel photographers on Instagram makes it pretty easy to want to get out there and do it yourself. But it’s not just those photographers that inspire me; it is everything around me. Art, music, movies, colors, fashion, interior design, food, lights, people. Anything and everything. And I want to experience all these everythings around the globe. I’ve made a strong effort in the past three years to see as much as I can in the states, and now I’m excited to see what else the world has to offer.
I found that I am most inspired by people when I realize how passionate they are about something. I hope to inspire others by showing my passion for travel through photography. I love taking pictures, and I love sharing those pictures even more. I don’t want to only inspire other people to travel to new places (though that is certainly part of it). I want to inspire people to try new things in general. Having an open mind is having a healthy mind. Not every experience will end up being a good one. But how will you know which ones are worth having if you don’t ever try new ones? Plus, don’t the bad ones make some of the best stories?
Epilepsy doesn’t hold me back anymore and making the decision to use the ketogenic diet to heal myself has become the driving force behind my larger goal of changing the lives of those around me for the better. My dream of educating, sharing my story and empowering individuals to not let their diagnoses define them is a reality for me. I thought the ketogenic diet was the end of my journey of healing but it has become my new beginning—a beginning that can, in time, allow me to become completely medication free and be able to help others find the success that I have.
It’s easy to succumb to the negative emotions, however, Tyquill decided to take his built-up energy and turn it into positive emotions. With these positive emotions, Tyquill found himself investing his time towards spreading positivity and creating art, his newfound passions. Tyquill found his passion for art and branched out into photography, graphic design, and even fashion design. Adapting to his new lifestyle, Tyquill adapted a new name, “Brannew”.
Tomorrow you could be gone. No mas. Finito. There’s no guarantee for tomorrow or the next day or the next. Just think about that for a bit… soak it in, let it seep deep down into your soul
My story comes with a lot of twists and turns. Ones that were extremely dark in the midst of unfolding. Fast forward a few months and I wouldn’t change those twists for anything. Why? Because they’ve made my story so much more meaningful and a hell of a lot more fruitful. Why keep your story to yourself?
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