I'm Sidney. I'm a brand strategist in New York, and Little Being, Big World is my personal travel + photography blog.
Let me tell you a little something about myself. When I was a kid, I had this placemat. It had a world map on one side, and the U.S. presidents on the other. As a kid I couldn’t tell you who our 16th president was (and still can’t), but I could tell you the capital of Nepal. I used to have my dad quiz me at dinner. And when he came back from a business trip to India, we traced his travels on the map. He gave me Rupees to start my foreign currency collection, which I filled with Francs, Yuan, Deutsche Marks, Nuevo Sols, Argentine Pesos, Tanzanian Shillings.
In New York, it’s easy to experience culture. Museums with works from artists across the world. Multiple languages heard in the subway. In your grocery store and apartment building. So it’s easy to fill the time with cultural exploration. That is, until work and life started to take over in the three years after college.
There’s a part of me that went missing – the part of me that’s happiest and most fulfilled. In 2013, I reclaimed her. It’s the me that travels, that meets locals, that supports small communities, that eats local food. The me that’s enriched by meeting humans who are intensely different from me, and together discovering universal truths.
I started this blog as a way to document those truths, those experiences - and a way to remind myself of their importance in grounding, humbling, and inspiring me. At the end of the day, I’m a wide-eyed citizen of the globe looking to learn from people of different cultures and backgrounds. I continue to be amazed that we’re all just humans at the end of the day. Little beings in a big world.