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.


Anisa said...

That sounds super exciting!!!

Logan and Sydney said...

GO to Machu Pichu and take me with you pretty please;)