1. Having a plan vs. having a vision
Before traveling, I used to worry about not having a “five-year plan” as many of my career-driven friends seemed to have. I knew I wanted to write, travel, teach and do work that created social change, but I didn’t know the specifics. I didn’t know what job position to aim for, what graduate degree to pursue, what specific city to settle down in and find the resources and connections I may need to accomplish what I wanted.