There is great power in a New England sunrise, for it awakened the whole of me.
I can say without doubt or reservation, that my summers in New Hampshire changed the trajectory of my life. Growing up in the shadow of my older brother posed challenges at every turn. Teachers expected more from me, my friends developed crushes on him and the limelight was not something I enjoyed during the school year. I was a self-conscious wallflower and an underachiever, struggling to stay afloat.