I just chanced upon this site and was reminded once more of my long held intrigue for volunteer vacations. This morning, excitement stirred up once again, I texted the link to a friend. Her lukewarm response: “Nice! I’ll show this to a friend”, and then a while later, “I’ll give this to my bro”.
I replied – “Wait, let’s think about it. Let’s actually give it some thought”.
And for good measure I later on added: “Remember what they say – if it is to be, it is up to me”.
Have you ever felt excitement for something but somehow just filed whatever that was away in your mental “maybe later” bucket list without much thought?
Well for me, this is one of those. And I understand why. It’s a BHAG. It’s scary. It’s overwhelming.
But today for some reason I dared scrutinize it. I replied to my friend: “I understand why we’ve been brushing it off despite fawning over the idea. It’s too big. So we must slice it down into bite sized pieces. Let’s do something in Thailand for instance (since it’s near where I am), for perhaps just a week, or 2. Let’s just pick something manageable and see what happens from there”.
And that gave us hope 🙂 In the grander scheme of volunteer vacationing, it might just be a speck. We might even find out that the baby step is not feasible at the moment. But it’s a start.
What’s your BHAG? Look it in the eye and chop it down.