Whether it’s feeling the liberation of the wide open oceans and becoming one with the awesome power of nature or calmly lying in a pool with raindrops gently kissing my face, I feel at peace being in the water. 

From professional swimming to body surfing to scuba diving to hunting for seashells, I feel at home in the water. I grew up spending my summers in a small seaside village in Bulgaria called Sinemorets where my grandparents maintained a delicious vegetable garden and I would have the chance to go multiple times per day to the three nearby beaches. To this day I feel the most at peace when I lie on the large coarse sand of the Veleka beach at around 2am and look up at the cloudless sky with the full moon staring back at me while the waves crash in the background. #eyphoria!