Those of you that have been following my travels know how much travel means to me. But, what you may not know is how much traveling as a woman has impacted my life. I have found that many women are not given the confidence they are needed to go out and earn their own global degree. We push ourselves to explore, work hard, and accomplish a goal; we are supposed to graduate college, go right into a job, and have a family. But what if this isn’t your goal? What if your goal is to travel and to hit every country? You may be thinking, well, that’s an unattainable dream. It isn’t. Life is not about fitting into the norms. It is about not letting fear dictate your choices. While earning my Global Degree, I am breaking the mold. I am taking a chance and pushing past society’s expectations; there is a new culture of women out there that I am so eager to become a part of.
The 21st Century woman is not meek, submissive, or polite. She is a courageous leader who owns her identity. She decides her future by choosing experiences that create her own real-world masterpiece. When traveling, a woman is not a daughter, sister, or wife, she is a person exploring the beauty of humanity; equality and equity thrive in exploration. There are no boundaries, proclivities, or prejudices, but the innocent display of common good. It is up to us. We become exposed for who we are. When exploring the world, we are our own natural selves: innate beings unaffected by the tenets of our lives.
“A woman in a man’s world” is no longer a valid phrase. It’s neither a man’s world nor a woman’s world. It is OUR world. And our world deserves more women, from all walks of life, getting out there and making a difference.