We need collaboration more than ever, and here's why. Collaboration is not "here's all of my ideas; you can look but don't touch." Collaboration is sharing views but more importantly being open to others' perspectives and ideas. We need each other to grow, to be stronger, smarter, better, together.
Several years ago, I left the United States for the first time to study abroad in London. I was hungry for adventure and
When I was a junior at the University of Vermont, I told my study abroad adviser only two things; I'll go anywhere in the world, but it has to be cheap. As student loans began piling up, my parents were less than enthused about the prospect of spending even more money on a trip abroad.
Recently my parents made a drastic life change: the moved into an RV. At 50 years old, my parents sold the house (and most of the belongings in it), and sold my dad's company he started twelve years ago. They loaded into an RV with no plans or site reservations and hit the road.
While I consider myself a global citizen, I am a PROUD Canadian, born and raised in Toronto. I was born at the now-defunct Northwestern General Hospital, spent my formative years kicking around Keele and Eglinton Streets, and my mom still lives in Mississauga. Not Mississippi, Mississauga.