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My Sanctuary

My Sanctuary

6:00 AM the alarm goes off. But let’s be honest, I’ve already been up for an hour already. I pack my bag with all the essentials because I won’t be coming back to my room until the sun starts to set. I throw on whatever clothing is the least smelly and mud caked. And...

It’s Official

It’s Official

I came to Fiji as a Marine Conservation volunteer expecting to stay for 2 months. Caqalai Island and the people I met along the way, had me knowing that this is where I was meant to be.   Friday 18th August 2017, my first international flight. After leaving...

A Plate Served Fresh To No One

A Plate Served Fresh To No One

Like many of my stories while volunteering with GVI in Laos, it all started with an existential moment walking down the streets of Luang Prabang. I was walking through rugged sidewalks around construction and motorcycles. I passed under extremely low hanging tarps and...

Purple.

Purple.

It’s very difficult to describe the first time you pick up a baby turtle and hold it, tiny and wriggling, in your hands.   This is what I remember the mostly clearly from my time in Thailand – a lot of turtles. I remember being on my hands and knees to scrub...

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