Courtesy of Travel Noire
Southern California native Roshida Dowe, realized that being tied to the titles that corporate America likes to place on us, was no longer serving her.
Around the age of 38, Dowe found herself unemployed after her company went out of business. Rather than seeking a new position at a new company, she decided that she wanted to travel the world.
The decision didn’t come without hesitation. As a woman in her late 30s, she felt that she had missed the train on being able to freely pack up her life, and galavant the world for an indefinite period of time.
“I was 38 at the time, but I felt that only younger, white people did things like that,” Dowe told Travel Noire. “As I continued my research, new fears would emerge. I felt like I shouldn’t be doing this because I wasn’t working.”
Despite the fears, Dowe set out on her journey.