My first blog :) Mood: Restless
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. My name is Katie Goldsmith and on the 28th January I will be embarking on a trip to Canada!
So yeah that's me sledging in Wales haha, pretty much sums me up =]
I intend on keeping a weekly blog, so hopefully I can let you guys know what I've been up to over there.
I'm going with the charity http://www.lattitude.org who I applied to way back in April ish I think. I've been working part time in a cafe in Chester in the meantime, and meeting up with friends and such.
So far my gap year's been great, but now onto the next chapter: flying across the atlantic to the second largest country in the world! Temperatures are going to be exceedingly cold, so I have to purchase a sleeping bag that will keep me warm in -10 degrees...ouch.
So what will I actually be doing there? I'm volunteering in an outdoor camp run by the YMCA called Camp Chief Hector. Similar to a school residential, I'll be a Camp Counsellor: in charge of a group of students aged 10-12, participating in a variety of outdoor pursuits and helping to develop their characters.
I'll work 5 days a week during Winter/Spring, and 6 days a week during Summer. During down time, I hope to go skiing often, since one of Canada's prime ski resorts, Banff, is just 35 minutes away from Camp. Those who know me, know that I love playing music all the time so I want to buy a guitar out there so I can do the old sing-song aroud the camp fire jazzzz.
Anyways, it's 24 days and counting until I leave old Blighty and I am still lacking insurance, accomodation for the first 2 days I arrive in Calgary and some essential gear. My organsation skills never fail to impress me. Currently feeling very nervous and scared! I've never done anything like this before and I'm going to miss everyone so much... but no doubt I'll have an amazing time! Also, EXTREMELY unfit right now... no school + christmas = lack of exercise + excessive food consumption
I will update soon!