I’m so pumped to start this trip and to meet you all! But now that the days are counting down I’m getting a little sad that I have to say goodbye to my family and friends.
It will be my first time in South America. I am very excited to be out of a city and to be surrounded by nature. It will also be my first time trekking. I have been on a few camping trips in high school but all where very comfy and easy. I am mainly going on this trip to get out of my bubble and out of my comfortable routine. Boston is a very interesting city but I’m sick of going through the same motions everyday, interacting with rather close minded people, and have been itching for a change.
To save up money for this trip I worked full time as a barista at Eataly. I grew a lot from that job and had many great opportunity. I could have totally stayed there and had a career but working for a huge corporation and navigating politics of a company was not for me.
I hope during our longer home stay I could do work with midwives or children, because I am planing on starting doula training when I get home.
My Spanish is very weak even though I studied it all 4 years of high school. I am fluent in Italian and understand a couple of dialects which has helped me navigate Spanish on Duolingo but not so much in person.
Anyway looking forward to seeing you all your friendly faces soon!