So much is happening so quickly!
Emily and I have been planning a humanitarian service trip to Brazil since August 2016 and we’re finally leaving on Saturday!
If you’re interested in following us on that trip, check out our website for it!
I’ve also been looking for a new job for a year now and just recently landed an internship with the Virginia Conservation Network. I am the Communications and Legislative Intern.
You know, no big deal (Joking! This is a HUGE DEAL for future job opportunities!)
Oh, and we’re in the middle of buying our first house.
Just a few small life changes….
I’m super excited about the house because we’ll be on almost and acre and a half! We’re going to begin homesteading and I plan to blog about that part of our earth-conscious journey.
Sustainability can be accomplished if you’re willing to put forth the work and effort. By homesteading, we will be lowering our carbon footprint and cultivating healthy lives. I plan to go more in detail on this in the future.
With all these changes I feel super overwhelmed some days and others I feel like I’m floating in clouds.
Over the last year my job has brought me to tears most days; to say the least. This is why I’m so excited about the internship.
I’m so glad to have an opportunity that will open future doors.
The VCN is a network of 120 environmental orgnizations in Virginia and it holds real potential for assisting in my job hunt.
Over the last two weeks I’ve been going into their office multiple times each week and right when I walk in the door I feel at home.
I feel like I’m making a difference.
I’m learning new skills, practicing weak ones, and making new connections.
I’m assisting in the maintinence of their Bill Tracking database, fulfilling various administrative tasks, and assisting in communications and learning about the legislative process in Virginia.
It’s giving me great insights of the opportunities in the environmental sector and it’s giving me good ideas of directions I want to go in the future.
As I’ve been pressing into my passions and dreams over the last year I’ve learned a lot about myself. When we are faced with challenges and difficulties we have two options:
- To allow these difficulties to overcome us
- Or we can allow them to be out launching pad into the future.
I hope that this post is an encouragement to you. I hope that the dreams and passions you have won’t be squashed by challenges, but I hope that you rise above those difficulties and allow them to grow you into a better person.
Don’t give up on your dreams. Once you stop dreaming, you stop living.
– Caleb F.