I know I was posting a bit recently about a possibility of moving across the country to go work for Farm Sanctuary... and then I never posted about what happened with that... so I just wanted to do a little personal update on what's going on in my life right now, for those that may be interested.
Seeing as how I am still here in Southern California... I, obviously, did not get the job. Last week was pretty hard on me after getting the news, but it's all sort of coming together now. I understand why I was not chosen to go work in New York, and am partially grateful that I did not get the position. As amazing as the experience would have been to live and work at an animal sanctuary.... many more opportunities are arising for me here at home, and I can see that now was not the time to leave.
A lot is changing (as my life always seems to be changing) and a lot of awesome things are coming up in my near future. Not moving across the country has given me the opportunity to continue my newly embarked on volunteer work for an amazing organization called Action for Animals. They are based outside of California. so my involvement with them is proving to be beneficial for them, since I can do events here in Southern California when they don't have the ability to fly down... as well as be great experience for me, seeing as how they are requesting that I help table some really incredible events with them such as the Animal Rights National Conference, Worldfest and Warped Tour. So I'm extremely excited about the upcoming events that I'm so privileged to be a part of, as well as continuing to find my niche here along this crazy road. All the reading I've been doing lately has really got me hooked even more in this crazy world of animal rights activism and I find myself wanting more and more to be a part of everything that's going on. Though I know I do not have that ability right now... so I'll continue to do what I can... while experiencing everything else through books and computer screens.
I hope that one day soon, I find myself at a place in my life where my entire days can be dedicated to animal rights and activism. Instead of sitting behind a desk doing work that means absolutely nothing to me, aside from being a way to pay my bills, I'd like to be sitting behind a desk, researching and reporting on issues that I care about... or organizing and participating in events that support this movement and spread awareness...
At this point in time... I honestly have no idea where I'm headed... or when I'll get to where I'm suppose to be. I know I'm not there yet... but I feel like everyday I'm inching closer to the right path... and that is good enough for me.