With only 35 more days until I leave, my volunteer trip to Romania has been increasingly on my mind!
My desire to take a volunteer vacation began many years ago and intensified when I started traveling more. Some of my favorite memories of the places I have traveled include my family and I sharing stories with the locals and vice versa. I can still see the faces and hear the enthusiastic voices of those people and that is priceless!
Last year I really took some time to think about…life! What do I want to do with mine? What do I feel passionate about? What are my ambitions?
It didn’t take much time to recognize, from looking at my thoughts typed out, that I truly wanted to gain a meaningful global experience. I’ve decided to go for it…pursue my passion…and my goal will be realized very soon. I figure, so long as I am having fun learning and experiencing as much as I can then I am heading in the right direction.
What do I hope to gain from my first volunteer vacation? Friends, new perspectives, and a deeper respect for cultural difference.
I am going to experience Roma traditions and culture and let go of my inhibitions, except…I will have my laptop. I believe my time in Romania will truly be a life changing experience. I can’t wait!
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