I always knew she loved the beach, but as I walked up the long staircase to the main floor of her apartment, I was taken aback…we were 45 minutes away from the ocean, but somehow she had found a way to bring it to her. I was now walking in an aquarium. Pictures, posters, trinkets, stuffed animals – if she could house a group of penguins she would – but she had to settle for the octopus salt and pepper shakers. Turn on “Sounds of Nature” and close your eyes…you could be in the wild smack in the middle of Los Angeles.
And when you sit down and talk to the creator of this Sea World-esque masterpiece, you quickly realize that she’s a little bit different from many of us – she has salt water running through her veins. Every once in a while, you will be going throughout your day and she will tell you a random animal fact – and you start laughing – not because it came out of the blue, but because you wonder where all this information is stored in her head. And if you inquire for more …it’s as endless as the depths of the ocean.
This post isn’t about our blooming friendship or how great Chanel is (she’s great) – it’s about someone who has the opportunity to achieve a dream. She belongs near the ocean or deep in the forest surrounded by nature. It doesn’t make sense to have her in the concrete jungles that many of us live in every day. The expert who is on National Geographic explaining the beauty of nature and her project to save a species or to help build back an entire ecosystem – that’s Chanel. That has to be Chanel. She may not be there yet, but she will. No one else could do it with as much passion or heart as she could.
Out of 600,000 applicants, she has made it to the Top 25 for a Wildlife Caretaker job in Australia. There are 6 jobs available. While there are thousands of people already engaged in helping her find ways to contact celebrities, wildlife experts, the media, online communities etc – more help is still needed. There is no one else in this world who has otters, turtles, kangaroos and koalas wrapped in the helix of their DNA. I couldn’t think of someone more deserving of this job – so do me a favor Better Man Project community. Take 2 minutes out of your day to help someone achieve a lifelong dream. Follow the directions below – you aren’t just helping a young woman get her dream job, you will be helping this world we live in.
1. Like / Share / Comment on her FACEBOOK PAGE
2. If you have any connections with Media, Celebrities, people who work in the Wildlife Profession – please email her at CAHason@gmail.com
3. ReTweet her or Tweet @Australia and @TourismAus to pick her for Wildlife Caretaker – @PSChanel and hashtag #BestJobs and #ChanelWC