For the past two years, I traveled the country as a leadership consultant for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. During this time I visited 20 different states, two Canadian provinces, and 35 college campuses. I am grateful for the past two years of professional experience and the stepping-stone it provided for future endeavors. Leading up to the conclusion of my contract in May the question I received the most was "So, what's next?". This is a phrase well known by anyone who has ever graduated from college or changed jobs, it is the dreaded inquiry you get asked at any social gathering or family interaction. I've certainly heard it a thousand times in the past few months and every time my answer is a little bit different. I've come to the conclusion that it's okay not to have the exact answer because it's okay not to have a perfectly crafted future plan. For me, the end goal is a career public relations or crisis management, but the 'next step'? Well, it could be any number of things.
Sometimes its good to have a crazy dream, buy a plane ticket (or three), and have an adventure. The end of one chapter has provided me the incredible opportunity to take some time for international experiences and work. "So, Aquene, what's next?" Right now the next step is continuing my love of travel and doing so internationally. From Thailand to Europe, I look forward to documenting my journey and experiences through photos and thoughts exhibited here.