Hey there! My name is Brinley Barton, and I am 18 years old. One year ago today I would've never imagined myself even thinking about traveling to Ecuador for a year. I am honestly very grateful, and blessed to have stumbled upon this opportunity and I can't wait for an amazing adventure ahead. The one thing that inspired me to take on this challenge was my interest in different cultures, and the world around me in general. I feel as if I have so much to explore and achieve in my lifetime. I like to keep the saying in my head, "journey with love in your heart, and you will accomplish more than you thought possible."
In this light, I know that if I follow my passion of animals and the field of medicine, the world will take me to where I want to be. Some of my goals for the year ahead are to: Become fluent in another language-Become a leader-Learn a new skill. I also hope that in my exploration of these things I can make a difference in the lives of people around me, the environment, and in myself as a person. I am beyond excited to make many new friends and discover what the world has in store for me.