I found myself in a slump, I wasn’t enjoying my work, I was barely getting by and I craved being a part of something greater. Even though it took me several years after that trip to go back abroad, I never lost my desire to continue travelling.
I eventually left my marketing job at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas to move across the country to work for a non-profit organization in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. In need of it, I was active there, I led daily trips, and I used my marketing background to promote the organization. I thrived in the fun, energetic atmosphere and I appreciated that they hired team members from abroad. Between the locals and the internationals, I found myself connecting more with my peers from abroad.