Meet a modern day Hippie. Indie is an 18 year old native of Ithaca, New York. (And her last name is not really Jones). Her parents were hippies. She grew up in household where weed was as prevalent as food. Neither parent worked. The family lived in a commune. And -- get this -- mom and dad drove a Volkswagen Bus.
In spite of her hippie background, Indie somehow developed a knack for swimming. In high school, she held many state records for her age group.
On February 9, 2016, Indie went skiing with friends at Labrador Mountain Ski Resort in upstate New York. Indie, a good athlete, hit an icy patch and ended up with a broken tibia. Because Indie's fibula was unbroken, the leg setting process was quite difficult. After three attempts to re-align the tibia, Indie was sent home in a full leg cast with a warning that surgery may be in her future.
With luck on her side, Indie avoided surgery and 8 weeks after the injury was walking normally.
Indie suffers from depression and anxiety. She keeps both conditions in check with healthy doses of marijuana.
Following her graduation from high school, Indie decided to see the world. She spent a year traveling the United States in the VW Van her parents gave her as a graduation present.
Recently, Indie spent a month in Iceland doing a research project. Living conditions were modest but Indie could care less. During a rock climbing adventure, Indie fell and broke both wrists.
Indie is now back from Iceland and has renewed her tour of the United State. Alaska is her current destination.