Even though my mother named me after women’s rights activist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, according to the dictionary a “sojourner” is someone who resides in a place temporarily.
Through my name, my parents empowered me to go after what I want and keep an open mind along the way. Study abroad in Spain. Move abroad for that fellowship. Apply for that internship in Berlin. Pay to zipline in Costa Rica. Book that 52-hour train ride.
As a literal sojourner, I encourage my community to do the same. I show them that you can live a life outside the office. And I provide the tools and tips to do it.
If you have the means and opportunity:
- why only pursue one dream?
- why not learn about other cultures (respectfully)?
- why settle down when you were born to explore?
Because at the end of the day – if not you, then who? Those career and bucket list dreams await!