Its not about the children

Since deciding to go to India ( just a few short months ago), I find myself being the object of great admiration and praise. People just won’t shut-up about how awesome I am! I totally don’t deserve it. Sure, I’m risking my life to go into a country that has sweeping blackouts and parasite laden water to help the sick and underprivileged. But, whatever, I’m no hero.



I saved this frog

I saved this frog through dance


Seriously though, you wanna know why I’m going to India in 3 days? It’s because I don’t speak Spanish. Really, that is the entire reason. See, I originally found out about this volunteer tourism thing through a friend of mine who went to Guatemala. She made safe stoves for cooking and gave basic healthcare to a bunch of indigenous tribal people. I  (always looking for a reason to travel) thought that sounded like an amazing way to spend the summer and have someone else pay for me to galavant around the southern hemisphere. Turns out it is actually very expensive and they didn’t want me!! Apparently, my super modest friend never told me she speaks fluent Spanish and is a total humanitarian badass! But since I’m extremely stubborn and had already drank 4 double shot chai lattes, I was far too invested to give up. Luckily, the very patient lady emailed and said they needed a resolute underachiever for a position in Northern India and she thought I would be perfect for it. So today, on this very rainy Memorial Day, I am charging my camera battery and packing my ink pens and inhaler for an adventure of a lifetime. No need to thank me.


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3 thoughts on “Its not about the children

  1. I still think you are a badass anyway. It’ll be amazing! Stay safe and take millions of pictures, I will look forward to hearing how it goes!

  2. Das Becka!

    I miss you already! I hope your travels went smoothly. Call me as soon as you can! Love you so much!

  3. Lrrr: Attention McNeil. We are reasonably satisfied with the events we have seen. Overall I would rate it a C . Okay, not great. As a result we will not destroy your planet. But neither will we provide you with our recipe for immortality!

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