Spoiler alert: NO, it’s not like “Narcos”.
What if we turned fear of change into the freedom to do what our hearts yearn for? Jumping off a cliff may be risky, but it’s a whole lot better than getting pushed.
Tired of feeling like I didn’t have the academic “credentials” to engage with the Business People or the Finance People, and disappointed by the apparent gaps on my resume betraying the professional I knew I could be, I decided it was time to do something about it.
Colombia is a country on the rise, and social and tech entrepreneurship are on top of the tide. SokoText is just one of the many social innovation solutions being generated here, but it’s already gained international acclaim.
The following is a repost of an interview that I did for the Social Enterprise Institute of my alma mater, Northeastern University, in which I talk about post-college life, goal-setting, and finding a healthy work-life balance for recent grads in a new setting.
Much like the English Puritans who settled San Andrés in 1630, I also escaped Massachusetts for more fertile, tropical climes. Except for I don’t think the Puritans were able to get their scuba diving certification.
The last few years have been dotted with various short-term trips, ranging from one week to one month (Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico), but nothing long-term since 2011. Thus…I’m overdue to get the heck outta here! For just over a year, I have been working as a counselor for university students doing internships abroad,…