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  • Jenna Shoemaker

    Photo: Jeff Lipsky

    Jenna Shoemaker

    The sacrifices in terms of stuff and living sort of a lavish early-20s lifestyle are huge.

  • Jenna Shoemaker

    Photo: Jeff Lipsky

    Jenna Shoemaker

    You give up most of your social life. You give up any kind of luxury as far as having money to spend doing a lot of things.

  • Jenna Shoemaker

    Photo: Jeff Lipsky

    Jenna Shoemaker

    I don't even really have an apartment. I have a family out here that kind of took me in like three years ago. I call them my California parents.

  • Jenna Shoemaker

    Photo: Jeff Lipsky

    Jenna Shoemaker

    But the rewards on the other end, as far as the places I've been and the people I've met, are incredible.

  • Jenna Shoemaker

    Photo: Jeff Lipsky

    Jenna Shoemaker

    It was a choice that I made. I can be a real adult later in life and sit in an office, if that's what I decide to do.

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