In less than a month I will be embarking on a four week trip to Costa Rica, spending my first ever Christmas and New Years away from home and my family. This year I decided to do something different, something that not only will help me gain experience but will hopefully give back to wildlife. In December I will be getting on a plane to Costa Rica to do four weeks of volunteer work with Frontier, spending two weeks on their big cats, primates and turtle project followed by two weeks at an animal rescue. I am filled with excitements, nerves, feelings I can’t describe. Costa Rica is a country that has had me drawn to it not only for its beauty but its stance on the environment and wildlife.
For the longest time I have always wanted to work with animals, but for some reason I kept putting it on hold, pursuing other things. When I was 18 I met a guy, I got a job to help build our future together, I put my goals and dreams on hold for him, we did end up spending five years together but it didn’t last. . One of the main reasons for our relationship to end is because I could no longer but my dreams on hold, he didn’t want to support me in any of them and I didn’t want to wake up one day when I’m 40 and feel regret or detest towards this guy. It was hard. Ever since we broke up I have been chasing my dreams, going back into education to study animal management, trying to travel when I can. I have decided that I would like to go to university to one day get a career in wildlife conservation, hence why I feel this experience in Costa Rica will give me an amazing insight it what my life could one day be like.
I have always said if I were to do volunteer work abroad I would fund it all myself, which I have mainly done, but I guess I am struggling a little due to other conflicting factors so I decided to set up a fundmytravel page, with less than a month to go I am not expecting much if any but if you would like to support my volunteer work please click here. Any donation no matter how small is appreciated more than you know.