Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays

Finding Motivation

At times in my life I have found it hard to find motivation, particularly in my university studies. This was part of the reason why I went travelling in actual fact and why I went travelling with only a semester to go until graduating. Some may have called it a dumb move, but I stand by my decision because at that time my drive to travel was far greater than my will to complete my studies.

My travels took me to Ohio where I worked as a camp counsellor for the summer. After completing this I went up into Michigan, through Ontario down to New York City and across to the West Coast of the Sates. There I had a marvelous time but knew I wanted to do more and a Canadian ski season looked the best option. I went and snowboarded a season in Revelstoke and after went into the States again to the mid-West where I went and saw some fantastic locations. Not satisfied, I had the idea of spending the summer in B.C, Canada and that's when I found Chilcotin Holidays.

I completed my application and was successful. I made my way up to the Ranch and arrived not really knowing what to expect but excited by the prospect of working on a Ranch and doing something I have never done before, and that's what I got.

At this stage I would say my motivation was still missing, but how an environment can change that quickly. My first two weeks were like a limbo period, not sure what my purpose was and finding out quickly that people who had no purpose didn't last long. The fact is back home, I wasn't my own boss and because that I lacked motivation. This realization became very apparent to me in my first two weeks. I was comfortable with being mediocre and not striving for success. I wasn't motivated.

Not being content with this, I worked my butt off. I reflected on myself and my life and realized the person I wanted to be was not the one I was being. So what did I do? I found motivation. I had ideas of things I wanted to do and I went after those ideas. I was no longer a bystander with my head stuck in the ground, I was breathing fresh air.

I have accomplished a lot of my interests, goals and purposes since I have been here at the Ranch and I am very proud of that, but still I strive to do more and more now. Motivation is now my sword which I brandish, wildly swinging it in all directions. So, my plans now are many and numerous and when I get back home, you know what the first thing I will be doing is? Finishing my university studies.

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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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