**I currently live in London, but the lease on my flat is up in March, and I am looking to leave the city and help out on a farmstay, house, community or similar, with cooking, outdoor work, gardening, or childcare, among other things. I will leave my job when I leave the city, but will still be working on my online publication and writing for myself. I am looking for either a few month-long projects, or 1 or 2 projects for 2 months.
I quit my job in digital advertising in May 2018 and set out to travel for an indeterminate amount of time, to meet people, explore the world and create new experiences for myself. I am also exploring the many different ways one can live a good life, outside of the competitive and corporate landscape of New York City that I grew up with and came into.
Over the summer of 2018, I traveled through parts of Europe, from Portugal and Spain to Croatia and Montenegro, as well as volunteering at two different hostels in Albania. I then traveled to Mexico for 2 months where I met amazing people, ate delicious meals and saw beautiful things, from the cities to the mountains to the beach. I worked at a hostel in Puerto Escondido for a month, and by November 2018 I was volunteering at a hostel on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, where I would soon become one of the managers, and where I would stay for almost 7 months.
I moved to London in July 2019, where I started working in hospitality, at both a restaurant and a pub. Currently, I am an account manager at an ad tech company, working part-time while I pursue writing on the side. It is now time for me to find a new adventure, and follow deeper passions in this next phase.
I am vegan and am very interested in spreading plant-based knowledge for health, environmental, and animal welfare reasons. I also love to cook for myself and others, so I experiment with a variety of different dishes and would love to do more of this. I love animals and would really enjoy taking care of them and spending more time around them in my everyday life. I have also learned that I feel much more whole in nature, near water or mountains, or just away from the business of city life, so I am looking to join a community or family with these similar ideals, who can show me a more connected way of life.
I am a reader, writer and runner, and I appreciate quiet time but I thrive on meeting new people and I love to work and play outside. I am happy on a team or in an individual setting, and I love to learn.
I feel very lucky to be able to travel, and I can't wait to see what else the world has in store for me.
InterestsMountainBeachNatureFitnessYoga / WellnessCyclingOutdoor activitiesHikingGardeningSustainabilityAnimalsLanguagesWritingBooksBloggingCooking & foodVegetarian or veganPolitics / Social justiceCultureHistory
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Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:DIY and building projectsLife at a Farmstay
Some knowledge of:GardeningEco ProjectsHelping around the houseAnimal Care
Able to teach about:Creating/ Cooking family mealsHospitality/TourismHelping with Computers/ Internet
More details about your skills
Blogging, writing articles, website content, social media copy, through various blogs and my website, theoddtopic.com.
My background is in digital media so I am very comfortable with computers, excel sheets, and a variety of management/advertising platforms.
Cooking, bar-tending, management, creative writing, basic accounting.
I have some experience babysitting and tutoring.
Light gardening, but eager to get my hands dirty.
I am very adaptable and have strong people skills.
I would love to develop different skills outdoors/in nature, with animals, on farms and involving more manual labor.
More details about my language interests
English is my native language but I am also proficient in Spanish. I would love to improve my conversational Spanish skills, but I am strong enough to tutor beginner Spanish. I have strong writing skills, so could also help with English.
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I am a fast learner, have a positive attitude and can be flexible with different needs. My ideal situation is to get to know a family or community well and help out in a variety of ways. I love to cook, eat and entertain, and I have a desire to use my hands / body / physical strength to work in a garden, on a farm, in a vineyard, etc.
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