Today is the day. The day that it all pays off. I have officially arrived at my internship in San Ignacio, Belize. From the day I quit going to my college classes, I felt that I had to prove that Grassfed was something that would be something more than a vision on a piece of paper above my bedroom door (That is what it started out as). Today I took my first step in making it a reality.
After an awesome sunset cruise last night (yes I skipped a day of blogging) I spent one last night at the house in Placencia before waking up and heading to San Ignacio. Our morning hit a slight roadblock when our rental car did not arrive until an hour past expected, last night’s storm knocked out part of the rental service’s roof. After finally getting on the road we were headed west towards Guatemala, stopping just short in the beautiful twin cities of Santa Elena/ San Ignacio.
Upon arrival I was blessed with the fantastic news that I was upgraded from a bed in the bunkhouse to a cottage of my own. A full bathroom, my own palapa with a hammock, and the most secluded part of Maya Mountain Eco Lodge with a beautiful overlook of the jungle and pool. This was a huge surprise to me as I expected to be living out of a suitcase for three months in a small bunkroom on a tiny mattress. I was able to unpack all of my clothes into a dresser, hang up what I needed, and make myself at home.
I thought life was good before, but I am officially an intern working with some of the most influential Organic advocates in Belize. Something that I would not have dreamed in a million years. I will say it again. LIFE IS GOOD. I have successfully obtained a position that most look for after their first few years of college, and I have done it through self-education. I will continue to spread the awareness that it does not take a college degree to get things done, there is a plethora of information (CREDIBLE information) out there that can be learned through independent research that will set you apart from others. Self-education allows you to dig as deep as you want into the subjects that you want to learn while bypassing the boring classes that make you lose interest in education as a whole.
I am not telling you college students to stop going to class and dropout, simply to follow your dreams and start researching into the possibilities of doing exactly what you want to do. There is always something that you can do to support your passion, whether you love to play Pokémon or paint pictures. DO WHAT YOU LOVE, and the money will follow.
I have decided to start waking up at 5 AM and getting a morning routine going. Meditation, Running, Yoga, and dedicated time to push Grassfed to the next level. I believe that in the next few months I can make these things a habit that will progress me not only as a person, but as the face of Grassfed. I will be laying out the specifics of The Grassfed Way through this blog and my YouTube Channel: Grassfed Health.
Everyone has certain dietary restrictions that they would like to meet, the following are the guidelines that I will meet as part of MY Grassfed Way: Whole Foods, Organic, GMO-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Gluten-free, Canola-free, as raw as possible, and the addition of as many superfoods as possible. I have been debating on whether I want to go vegan, but am not sure if I am ever going to go down that path again (I maintained a strict vegan diet this time last year for about 3 months). I am very happy with being “Grassfed”, knowing what I am eating and understanding the consequences of my actions in relation to food choices while staying away from as many animal products as possible. I do not like to be one of those vegans who ends up eating some sort of animal products and follows it up by a series of excuses unto why I ate it. If I want to eat something, I am going to eat it. The Grassfed Way is not about restricting yourself, it is about educating yourself and knowing what is going inside your body and how it will not only affect you but the universe as a whole. Sustainable food choices along with remaining happy and eating good food.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure and I encourage you to subscribe to this blog to follow me along my journey in advocating organic foods and educating the people of Belize.