Dear girls of the world: The world belongs to you!
Dear girls of the world,
Travel has been a part of me since before I was born (true story – I was carried in my mother’s womb from one continent to another). After I came into the world my parents bestowed this gift upon me as far back as I can remember. Growing up the daughter of a man in the military and a woman from South America, travel was a way of life. Now decades later it is so much a part of me I could not imagine living without hopping on a plane or taking a road trip at least once a month.
I always knew my chosen career would be non-traditional. A frequent business traveler, there are some months I am on the road more than twenty days. That may seem like a lot for some, and I do miss my husband when he cannot join me, but I embrace every trip as an opportunity. Exploring a new place and maximizing my time in each city and country so I can learn more about its history, people and culture is a perk of my work I say!
“Home” is not limited to the cities in which we are born. For a long time I have said the journey is my home. Girls of the World, there will be naysayers throughout your lives. There will be that voice in your head asking, “What if it doesn’t work out?” Instead ask yourself – “But what if it DOES?” Allow yourself to imagine the possibilities. They are endless! I’m here to tell you the world is YOURS. Embrace the opportunities to explore every corner. Never doubt your ability to thrive in a career that takes you around the planet if that is what your heart desires and never forsake yourself of a gift that no one can ever take from you – the freedom to explore your home: All of it.
Currently sipping Carménère in Chile