RaShel Pelzel via Crowdrise
October 18, 2012
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2013
I'm raising some funds so I can do something meaningful and worthwhile with the life I have left on this earth. It’s not that I have a terminal illness or that I know the end is near, it’s just we all have finite earthly lives (who knows what happens afterwards) and I think it’s time that I do something useful with mine.
I have come to realize that that feeling "something is missing" that I've had for some time now, has something to do with the fact that I don't feel like I'm living with a purpose. I am capable and willing to sacrifice my "free time" to help others, without the guarantee of a tangible payment. I work, I have a job and I enjoy it, but I think it’s time to challenge myself to ultimate selflessness. To give- physically and mentally and receive- a spiritual and eye opening experience.
The catch, there is always a catch, is that I also REALLY like to travel. I haven't been out of the country much (only a few times to Mexico) which counts, but I want to see more! Do more! I've never been one to just lounge around at resort when I travel. I like to get out and really see and enjoy the area I'm visiting.
This is why I'm hoping to raise the funds to Travel with Purpose. This will help me help others, while I also get a chance to visit a part of the world I may not otherwise be able to really experience. What a better way to do this, than by working on a volunteer project for a community in need, saving endangered animals or building an orphanage.
I am still working on narrowing down the volunteer organization I will go with, part of that has to do with how much of the money I will be able to raise, and how much I will have to try come up with on my own. And what I ultimately get drawn to. I want to do so many of the projects, it’s hard to know what I would most be needed for and also what would be the most rewarding. Soon, soon the "right choice" will come to me...
UPDATE: I'm planning on working with a Sea Turtle Rescue organization as my first mission. Most of the sea turtle projects don't need help until May (when the turtles start nesting), so I have a few months to raise some money to get me there. I'm still in the process of narrowing down where in the world I am going to go (leaning towards Barbados or Turkey).