Peru plans?

Hi everyone. I haven’t been in the biggest writing mood, mainly because I am trying to keep up with my New Year’s resolutions, one of those being ‘get and maintain a solid sleep schedule.” 99% of the time my best posts are written between the hours of 1 and 3 in the morning, and that just isn’t cutting it for my body right now.

So, it is only about 9:30 right now at night and I still have plenty of time before my newly created bedtime.

One of my other resolutions (although I’m not sure if I put it on my list and quite frankly I don’t feel like checking) was to volunteer, more specifically volunteer abroad.

Since something I want to do with my life is teach English abroad, I think it is a smart choice to test out what working abroad is like. Yes, traveling is fun but If I don’t like living out of a suitcase or two for a month, what will it be like for an entire semester?

Basically, I have applied to volunteer at an orphanage in Lima, Peru, starting April 1st 2017 and spanning for 4 weeks. This is something I really want to do, not only to see if I enjoy going abroad, but to be able to give my time to children in need is something so rewarding beyond words.


Phase 1: Get accepted into the program is complete.

Phase 2: Have enough money to fund this trip is almost complete

And finally Phase 3 (yes I know there are so many other things I need to do like get shots, buy proper shoes, etc. but the phases at hand are not those quite yet): convince my parents is a merely 50% complete. I have convinced my mother; she is excited for me and even a bit jealous (going to Macchu Pichu is the top item on her bucket list) however my dad, is a little more reserved and harder to talk to about this type of thing. I brought it up once and he completely grazed over the entire idea, which is, in the least, frustrating.


So, I have an entire google doc of my trip itinerary and budget planned out, and my dad would rather watch Pitch Perfect 2 than discuss the trip of a lifetime with his eldest daughter. So, while I continue to plot how we ever will discuss this trip, Ill be here, saving all of my money and comparing all the brands of hiking shoes there are.

Alicia

6 thoughts on “Peru plans?

  1. That’s really inspiring!!! I haven’t volunteered for the last couple of years, so this year I have it part of my 2017 goals.
    That’s going to be a great experience,, and you will enjoy it,,, especially when you will see the smiles on the children’s faces. That’s going to be the best reward!.. at least that was for me, when I used to volunteered. Best feeing ever!
    Good luck hun with convincing your dad! Once he sees how determined you are, I’m sure he will even encourage you on this trip!
    Looking forward to read about your experience 🙂 🙂

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      1. I’ve mosly volunteered locally.. there was once I planned for volunteering in Nepal, and everything was set and ready but unfortunately I didn’t get enough days off from work, and couldn’t go!! 😳
        But it’s still on the list to be achieved, hopefully by end of this year!
        Best of luck dear 🌷 😊

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