I always wanted to save the world, I think we all do growing up. It felt like that the first time I carved a path in the sand for the little hatchling to crawl to sea. I felt like I was where I was meant to be, truly. It felt like I was saving the world one baby turtle at a time. 2017 has been a year of coping and moving and heartbreak. I had just gone through my first real heart break when I got an email from the National Society of Highschool Scholars about GVI. I thought wow, this is just what I need because I don’t want to be here, and I don’t want to think about me, I want to do something selfless, change my state of mind. When I got an email from NSHSS and GVI that my application was successful I genuinely cried I was just so overjoyed. Getting to Greece I was a bit nervous but that quickly passed when I met my fellow GVI team members, once there it was honestly the most beautiful 2 weeks ever. We saved the sea turtles and I kid you not it saved my sanity because I was down and I felt so alone and suddenly I was making a difference surrounded by the most gorgeous scenery, with the loveliest people ever and the cutest little turtles. It was really an unforgettable journey and I cannot wait to have many many more with GVI.