One of my GAP Experiences - Argentina

As part of Dave’s personal Tatori goals and preparation for life, Dave spent 3 months in Argentina working on a ranch where tourist can come stay and experience the Argentinian culture first hand. Dave’s next trip is working in Alaska on a fishing boat earning money, followed by three months of teaching English in Spain (after trekking in Scotland for two weeks with his mother), then working in New Zealand on farms. One of the really cool things that Dave is doing when he can is he is experiencing full cultural immersion while also earning his keep through taking advantage of working for his room and board. Below is one of his journal experiences regarding goats in Argentina! As a side note, with the help of his two GAP coaches, Dave is creating each experience with the following intentions:

  • Each experience is to gain specific experiences to meet his personal growth goals and long term career goals. Dave prefers to keep his personal growth goals private at this time.

  • To learn to work with his hands, in remote cultures and live with gratitude

  • To pay for as much of his journey on his own through sequenced planning with his coaches to experience multiple personal growth experiences, to make our world a better place and to develop sustainable self-reliance in the next year.

Dave shares in his own words, "I was a bit hesitant at first to write this blog, viewing the contents that would be therein as confidential and experiential based. Then I thought, "Nah. The world needs to know about the word of Goat". Quick frame of reference for all the story-stopping fact checkers: I was in the Andes Mountain range, working on an estancia (ranch) for 3 months, and amongst a very simple diet of potatoes, onions, various greens from the garden, our meat was the goat.