From traveling nearby states to crossing oceans, Sseko Fellow Sarah broke away from the cubicle and began checking off her traveling bucket list. Hear her story and freedoms as a Sseko Fellow…
Travel gives life to my soul and brings joy to my world. I feel free on the road. I breathe more easily exploring. I feel alive meeting new people in new places.
Growing up, my family moved a couple of times across the US and we traveled far for vacations. Every year, my dad traveled abroad and brought back souvenirs for my brothers and me. I can’t remember an age where I didn’t want to travel. I fell in love with different sites, cultures and stories told from my dad’s travels. I dreamed of traveling the world, making it to all 50 states and, as an adult, to all the US National Parks. I prayed to have a career one day where I was free of the walls of a cubicle.
While my goal to hit all 50 states by the time I was 20 didn’t happen, my new goal, set in January, is within reach: to travel to all 50 states (only 5 remaining!) by the time I’m 30, in 7 months.
My role as a Fellow with Sseko has given me the freedom to work any hours I desire and therefore, achieve my dreams of working wherever I want, including on the road traveling across the country. I developed so many amazing relationships in multiple areas of the country due to moving and work, which then made my first 2-week Sseko road trip in 2017 simple. Hellooo Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi!
I also decided at the beginning of 2017 that I was going to build a road trip around going to North Carolina and South Carolina. I’d dreamed for 15 years of going to these two states and 2017 would finally be the year. I’m my own boss, I set my own schedule and I get to go where I want. And it happened. People, I love connected me to people they love. I made stops last October to tell the Sseko Story and Edith’s story, my 2017 Sseko Sister, in Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia AND North Carolina and South Carolina. I felt alive, and as someone who struggles with debilitating anxiety and depression, that was huge. I met beautiful people, with beautiful stories, in beautiful places. There’s no way I would have been able to make that trip without being a Fellow.
Since officially signing on as a Fellow in February 2016, I’ve met incredible individuals from 31 states, traveled across 23 states and worked at coffee shops in 14 states. Oh, and I can’t forget my two trips to Uganda with Sseko and then visiting Ethiopia and Rwanda on the way back to the US. Sojourning with Sseko across the country has given me so much freedom in all areas of my life and I am so thankful for it.
If you would like to step into the opportunity that Sarah has as a Sseko Fellow, we would love to talk to you!
As a Sseko Fellow, you’ll be part of an incredibly supportive group of women, you’ll get to style and sell stunning fashionable products that make a difference in the lives of women across the globe, and you’ll earn an income for yourself and your family.