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For many Americans, the life script looks something like this: finish schooling, work for years in an okay but not amazing job, fit in the important things (family, hobbies, and passions) on the side, and save big personal goals for retirement. While some people experience many rewards and fulfillment within this traditional framework, there is no guarantee that “waiting until retirement” will be a smart strategy. In my family’s case, both of my parents started undergoing cancer treatment within a few months of them both being retired, a turn of events that has dramatically changed what their “golden years” will look like. With this context in mind, my husband (fellow landscape photographer Ron Coscorrosa) and I are putting a lot of effort into living with intention, in part by spending more of our time on the things we love the most, like travel and photography, while we know we can.

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Sarah is a nature photographer, photography educator, and writer. She strives to capture photographs that convey the elegance, beauty, and awe-inspiring qualities of the landscapes she visits. Sarah, along with her husband and fellow landscape photographer Ron Coscorrosa, splits her time between Colorado and living a nomadic life in an Airstream trailer, an opportunity that allows for extensive travel, exploration, and extended stays in some of North America’s most inspiring natural places. In addition to teaching photography workshops, Sarah is the co-author of three well-received ebooks on landscape photography, including Forever Light: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Iceland, Desert Paradise: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, and Beyond the Grand Landscape: A Guide to Photographing Nature’s Smaller Scenes.
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