Friday, September 30, 2011

Going Crazy

I'm going crazy. I have class Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-1. Tuesday and Thursday I have nothing. I try and study those days but who wants to use a full day of studying? I've tried it and it's getting old. I'm going crazy. I study for as long as I can and then I just sit around and do nothing. I don't know what to do. I work from 5-8 every weeknight but other than that I do nothing. I'm lost. Back home if I wasn't at school I was at work and I loved it. Now that I have WAY more time on my hands than I would like I don't know what to do. I'm going stir crazy. I've been trying to find a new or second job that will take some of my time off my hands but in this college town. . good freaking luck. There are a few positions open that would be great for me.

BUT, I don't have a CPR certification, I don't have a lifeguard training or a WSI, I don't have experience breaking horses, or a degree to teach ESL, and I'm not 21.

And everyplace I have put in an application form say that either they already found someone and haven't taken down their position ad or that I'm on their list for someone to call. I don't want to be on a list you might call. I want to be on the list that you've already called, loved, and hired.



What should I do? Blog about my whole day, everyday?

I guess I could start hiking around Cedar mountain or Kanarra mountain to get slim and fit into a pretty white dress. But I don't want to go alone. Well, most of the time I don't want to go alone, but when I do, Cash wont let me go alone. So that's out of the question of going alone.

I need something to do. I need to start a new hobby because I'm going crazy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Exciting News!

So I opened up my email this morning and the first email I read goes along the lines of this:

Congratulations Kali!

You have been accepted to volunteer and travel on the ISV Program! You're next step is to confirm your space by submitting your Participant Agrrement and program deposit.

ISV is the world leader in volunteer experiences and we are excited to give you the unique opportunity to make a difference by volunteering in Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand. By combining meaningful volunteer projects with action-packed adventure, you can travel with purpose and change your life and the lives of those that you help (or the natural world) through your efforts. ISV has exceeded two million hours of volunteer work reaching impoverished people, protecting endangered species and habitats, as well as fostering responsible travel and cultural awareness around the world. Now it's up to you!

It's up to me? Oh gee. That's kind of heavy to put onto one person. I don't know what to do, where to start, or even how to get the money just for my deposit. Brainstorming, here I come.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm so excited!! I just can't hide it!!

No, this isn't a blog about how Cash finally proposed. HA! I bet you didn't see that coming.

This blog is about my new adventure that I have signed up for, that I just cannot wait to make it happen.

Some people have amazing adventures during their college life, and others don't have any at all. I might be going down the road of not having any amazing adventures, but I want an adventure. I WANT to go make a difference in a different country. I WANT to have an experience of a life time that I could never forget. So this is my way of having an amazing adventure all in one.

I am currently signed up for a wonderful, amazing, unforgettable experience.Wanna know that it is??

Next June, I just may be going on a volunteer trip for either 2 or 4 weeks to . . . . . ECUADOR!!

Some of you may be thinking, what for and why Ecuador?

Well I'll tell you.

I have signed up with International Student Volunteers to go to a foreign country (hopefully Ecuador) and volunteer for:

  • Humpback whale research and community education

  • Teaching English and community building with native Indian trives

  • Reforestation in Amazon and cloud forest reserves

  • Building playgrounds and schools for children

  • Community recycling programs

  • Painting educational murals

  • Developing sustainable organic farming initiatives

  • Surveying and monitoring and threatened species and ecosystems

  • Enviormental education programs for children.

(that's what I would be doing in Ecuador if I'm accepted. But basically the same in all different countries.)

And after two weeks of volunteering if I can save up enough from working multiple jobs and/or from donations I can spend ANOTHER two weeks doing amazing adventures in Ecuador as in:

  • "Puenting" - Jumping off a bridge of a 30' pendulum swing over a raging river

  • Rock climbing in the Andes

  • Waterfall rappelling down a 90 ft waterfall

  • Whale watching and snorkeling off the Pacific Coast

  • Relaxing at a traditional holistic Spa with steam boxes

  • Glacial treks on the world's highst active volcano, Cotopaxi

  • White water rafting from the Cloud Forest to the Amazon Jungle,

  • Exploring Otavalo, Latin America's largest market

  • Personalized surfing instruction in the surf capital of Montanita.

OR I could go on an 8 day 8 night excursion to the beautiful ancient Machu Picchu.

Now who could turn that down??

I'm so excited for this opportunity that has come my way and I am ready to accept my challenge of raising money for my adventure and school for the same time.

Now. . . on to creating ideas to have others help donate to the expenses. I'll keep you updated.