Siri goes on a journey to the UK through organic farming!

Siri Nelson Start Date: Sep 4, 2017 - End Date: Nov 2, 2017
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Wales, United Kingdom

My Travel Story

by: Siri Nelson Start Date: Sep 4, 2017 - End Date: Nov 2, 2017
Do you ever notice that after you introduce yourself the first thing that people ask you is, "and what do you do...?". I would rather people that I'm meeting for the first time ask me who I am. I would tell them that I'm an empath, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a listener, a lover, an optimist, a hard worker, a problem solver and someone that you can always depend on. Earlier this year I began to question what I DO which inevitably led me to question WHO I was. In our society we are labeled by our careers and professions, so much so that when I began questioning my work, I began to question myself.

This is the beginning of my journey...

I have had a love affair with the UK ever since my first visit back in high school.  I knew that if I needed to go on a journey this is where it would start.  I will be leaving on October 2nd to go to the UK and volunteer on Organic Farms.  My first location is an estate outside of Leeds called Markington Hall.  There I will help them on their farm and with historical restoration work for the estate.  My next locations are still in the works and will be updated as plans are solidified.  

While I did study abroad in England during my time in College, our program only included American students.  I look forward to the opportunity to learn in a hands on environment about the culture and traditions of England and the surrounding countries.  I think there is something about working the land and meeting people in new places that allow us to assess our values and authentic selves.  This is what I'm looking to do on this trip.  You could say it is a journey for my soul, a search for my personal legend.  

I will be forever grateful for whatever you wish to give.  My goal is to be able to travel for 2 months.
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Wales, United Kingdom


  • Let The Packing Commence!!!

    Let The Packing Commence!!!
    It has been quite some time since I have packed for a trip this extensive. I'm so excited at the prospect of working, living and traveling in England for some time. I hope I remember to pack everything!!!

    TRAVEL UPDATE: Once I'm finished at Markington Hall I will be staying with friends in York and finding ways to travel and volunteer in the area. I want to thank everyone for their love and support through this journey!!!