By Marcela Cruz – Ecuador
For 2016, my first goal is to get a better job so I can save money to pay to attend the university to become a veterinarian. I really love animals, especially dogs. I also want to repay my parents for this trip to Santa Barbara. After that I want to participate as a volunteer in PAE (Ecuador Animal Protection). Actually I have been rescuing stray dogs and taking them to my house for the past five years. So I need more money to take care of them. This is why another of my goals is to create an animal shelter.
I want to have my knee repaired so I can return to playing soccer again, but I think it’s going to take more time.
After taking care of these plans, I don’t know what the new year will bring, but I hope my daily life will be like always or maybe better. I’m happy with the past year because I accomplished my goals which were to complete my degree in hotel management, continuing to rescue animals, and to get a more professional job. I am looking forward to being with my family in February.