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Sierra Teas Start Date: Apr 18, 2017 - End Date: Apr 17, 2018

My Travel Story

by: Sierra Teas Start Date: Apr 18, 2017 - End Date: Apr 17, 2018
Friends and Family,

The past two years, I have been serving my community to help save the lives of animals, who the world has turned a blind eye to. In the last two years, I saw more ugly in this world than I had ever before and before I knew it, I lost so much of myself.

My shelter assisted in the rescue of over a thousand animals a year, affected by cruelty and neglect. I put so much of my heart into my work that it was almost too late before I realized I hadn't been taking care of myself. I became deeply depressed, drowning in anxiety, just trying to find a reason to wake up each morning.

After several months of ignoring all the signs, I finally checked myself into a psychiatric hospital where I spent 3 weeks, learning how to be a person again. And I'm still learning.

It was just recently that I found myself, driving to work on a sunny afternoon, thinking for the first time, in a long time, how happy I was to be alive. I started seeing my world as she really is- a beautiful, cosmic blessing that I wanted to be a part of. 

This fall, I am traveling to Costa Rica to volunteer on a wildlife reserve and reconnect with my passion for for animals. My goal next year, is to visit Japan and live out my lifelong dream.