It is around a year since I chose to leave my job with the intention of doing voluntary work. On a weekly basis I help care for sick and injured birds and have had the joy of dealing with all manner of species since then, from the very small to the very large, from garden birds to seabirds, from the very common to the very rare.
Many of the species are native birds which are part of a conservation fight against extinction, but non-natives are equally valued which is something I value too.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the joy of meeting an orphaned Little Blue Penguin who has been doing well and will be released back to the wild when the season is right. Occasionally I have to take a step back and pinch myself because how many people in this world have even seen a penguin outside a zoo…never mind picked one up, fed it and interacted with it? Amazing experiences!
Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams, even if it is on a part-time basis! Life is short!