In July of this year I’ll be turning 25. I already have some ballsy-audacious goals to kick off my next quarter century (and am making more), but I’m floundering on how to celebrate my gift of 25-living-years in a way that really matters.
A quick Google search of “charitable travel” left me instantly frustrated…I want to do something different, phenomenal…something that makes a difference but will also be something new and unfamiliar to me. Something that’s personally enriching but beneficial to others…and I have. no. idea. what. I’m. going. to. do.
I admit, I probably should commit more time to looking- but I don’t even know where to get started. Could I do Habitat for Humanity in the dead heat of July? I would love to get a Passport and travel out of the country- but where to go and what to do? What organizations that do this kind of thing are reputable?
My requirements for the “Birthday Trip That Matters”:
-Must be over the summer before school begins in September.
-Must cost under $1,000. (hopefully?)
-Must somehow be with a reputable organization- so even if I simply take a “vacation,” the company that receives my money for doing so must be a charitable one…could I incorporate some philanthropy into a regular old vacay?
I am really lost/nervous/confused on how to start this- all I know is that I have this nagging feeling that is something I must do…any experiences or thoughts you have on the subject would be gratefully appreciated! I need to get out of my comfort zone and I need your help!