PLANT POWERED PLANS FOR 2016!After working tirelessly these past three years in order to graduate with my B.A. in English a year early, I’ve decided to work tirelessly FOR FREE on a farm. That’s a joke… Sort of! Here is the deal, I found an awesome farm through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms cite (WWOOF Hawaii). I will be doing a work exchange on this farm in Maui for the next two months. This means that in exchange for 24 hours of work a week I will, in turn, receive housing and some food.

I love volunteer opportunities and I was so drawn to the fact that this farm also uses resources to fund therapeutic recreation for children and adults who are disabled. I’ve done a lot of community outreach volunteer work where I’m from (CT) and I can’t explain the love I have for interacting with others and the fulfillment I get from knowing that in some small way I may have brightened someone’s day (I know this isn’t altruistic, but it’s the truth)!

Often times when it comes to fitness we think in terms of appearance, weight, shape and aesthetics in general. But what I hope to do with this account is to get people to see ALL that wellness encompasses, from physical fitness to mental and spiritual health. That is why I wanted to share my plans for this summer with you, and also keep a log for myself. I want to keep myself accountable, as I plan to practice reflective meditation while traveling and expanding my horizons. This is something that my fast-paced Euro trip last summer didn’t give me much time or space for.

If you are interested in knowing more about the WWOOFing process, how I completed my degree a year early, or any of my travels don’t hesitate to ask! I want this to be a conversation forum and I also want to know, what are your plans for this summer? How do you plan to hold yourself accountable?

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