I’ve spent the majority of my life in one place. Albeit gorgeous, vibrant and full of life, my life was feeling stagnant. I needed change, and the driving force behind that change was the opportunity to meet so many amazing young men and women from all corners of the globe. My work with World Merit and helping orchestrate the Your Big Year competition in San Francisco put me in touch with millenials who wanted to change the world, who will change the world.
I’ve done some traveling, mostly in Europe and around the US, but meeting these people from places like Iraq, Liberia, Brazil, made me want so bad to break the bubble and get out of my comfort zone. So here I am, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, working as the Director of Marketing for Sticky Rice Travel, exploring Southeast Asia and meeting incredible people wherever I go.
That is what its all about for me, soaking up the culture, the environment, listening to the elders of the villages tell stories, trying to communicate in anyway possible, gaining knowledge and perspective you can only attain in travel. I’m not sure where I will end up, and that is the most exciting part.