Today’s mini-interview is with Lily Kolle, one of my former high school classmates whose dream is to encourage people to travel more and worry less.
My name is Lily Kolle, and I have a blog at jackcollective.tumblr.com.
What is one of your dreams for your life?
My dream is to build a company that encourages people to live adventurously and not be afraid of traveling. Travel is so much more accessible than many young Americans realize, and I want to contribute to changing our culture of youth travel in the US. I really believe that if more people traveled the world would be a better place.
My background is in industrial design and I’ve been traveling a bit myself so I’d like to start this “company” around my designs for travel gear. I’m currently testing a wallet design and working on some pack ideas.
What is something on your bucket list?
On my bucket list? It’s a long list… To live in Europe, ideally Amsterdam or Paris. That would kind of cover a bunch of items at once
What is the best advice you ever received?
The best advice I’ve received is from my 93-year-old Oma (that’s Grandma). She told me she wishes she hadn’t wasted so much time worrying. And seeing as this comes from a lady who raised her 6 brothers and sisters during World War II in Holland, I don’t have any reason to waste my time worrying either.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview, Lily!
(If you would like to be interviewed for this blog, please let me know or leave a note in the comments section.)
Also, please take 4 quick minutes to vote so I can get a chance at a foreign exchange blog trip through the Big Blog Exchange. This will be a great opportunity to ask more people from around the world about their dreams.