I forgot to share this here last week! So fun to be a part of this list of amazing women.
Go Mighty’s 31 Days of Inspiring Women, #13: Pei Ketron
Meet Pei, a teacher and photographer based in San Francisco. She is currently consulting for the super-fun mobile app Lightt, working as freelance photographer, and eagerly awaiting her next adventure. Perhaps you’ve seen her on Instagram as @pketron - She was named one of the 10 Best Photographers on the mobile app by Complex Magazine. That said, we love her stunning film photography even more.
We love Pei’s work, and couldn’t wait to learn more about her story and what inspires her Life List.
So, Pei, what’s your story?
I was born in Taiwan and raised as part of a blended White/Chinese family in a small town on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. I’ve always been a little culturally confused, but I embrace diversity and appreciate when those around me do, as well. My childhood love of reading helped to fuel my desire for travel and adventure. I get restless when I haven’t ventured far from home in a while.
I moved to the Bay Area after grad school and discovered that San Francisco, a city full of wanderers who decided to land here permanently, was the city I felt most at home in. I worked as an elementary school special educator for ten years before getting my credential to be a school administrator. It was right around then, however, that I discovered I could no longer ignore this itch to take my creative side more seriously. After a temporary move to New York, I’m currently back in San Francisco working on figuring out how I can best combine this random conglomeration of skills, talents, and interests that I have.
Tell us a bit more about these ten goals from your life list. What’s the inspiration behind the goals you chose?
Like most people, I want to be a healthy and accomplished individual, with room in my life for happiness and adventure. The goals I’ve shared are both long and short term goals that reflect an overarching theme I would like to have carry through my life. They also reflect how my varied my interests are and help explain why I sometimes lose my focus.
Any advice for others on how to stay motivated/focused on achieving their goals?
Embrace challenges and never do anything but your best, even if those around you aren’t doing the same. Learn from your mistakes and surround yourself by people who love, support, and challenge you.
Follow Pei’s journey through completing her Life List here.
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(Photo by Chris Connolly)