Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Plan

The answer to the balance question...I know I want to travel, I know I want my Master degree, I want a career that allows me to always be learning, and I want a successful relationship...but I don't know where to start.

Correction: Didn't know

As I was sitting over dinner tonight it came to me. I came up with a base plan that includes travel, my Masters, a career that allows me to learn, involve culture, health, and a successful relationship.I want my Masters but I don't want to do a regular boring thesis. When my mother did her Masters degree she did a project, and to me, that seems like a much more tangible and better contribution to her discipline than another research project that will sit on a dusty shelf. I want that for my Masters degree too.

"The Importance of the Relationship between Cultural Identity and the Natural Environment for the Economic Projects of Canadian NGOs"

Although I think I would change the title, the message still stands. I still want to continue to write about how important it is for Economic Development Projects need to respect the respect the Relationship between Cultural Identity and the Natural Environment. And even though I found it hard to find published material to support my argument I don't want to write an academic paper. I want to do a project based Masters degree.

Since I've moved to Port Alberni and started working for Huu-ay-aht I've been thinking that a cultural adventure business would be a really great tourism business opportunity with a minimum environmental impact and a maximum potential for education.

So...why not make creating a business plan part of the Masters project? I could write about all of the reasons I think that economic development projects need to recognize and respect cultural idendity and the natural environment, include the business plan and all of the reasons it respects the relationship between Nuu-chah-nulth cultural identity, values, and principals and the natural environment of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.