My mother named me after women’s rights activist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth (no pressure right? 😅). But 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. Hike Machu Picchu. 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!