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Making This Real Life

When I’m speaking with other volunteers it’s easy to use phrases like “In real life…” or “If I were in the States…” to describe what I would do or think if I were living normally. 321 more words


Wisdom Wednesday: Ryan Fouss

This week’s #WisdomWednesday comes from returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ryan Fouss (Swaziland 2011-2013). To learn more about our programs in Swaziland, visit Peace Corps Swaziland’s website… 61 more words


Farm Tour Adventures

I got to join in on a bit of an adventure with my office as they hosted some guests from another country to learn more about our organization and to see first hand some farms in Northern Moldova. 327 more words


Six Month Reflection: There is No Manual

I have now been living in Indonesia and on my Peace Corps adventure for 6 months! I can’t even believe it. This post is long and a little different from my normal posts, but in it I try to capture some of my inward journey, because travel, indeed, takes us both outward and inward.

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I wouldn't be me if I were in any other place

Today is my birthday. Today I turn 26. Today I live in Africa, far away from you. And today, I am going to tell you about me like I have never told you before. 953 more words

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Welcome to Cameroon!!

This is a really long blog post. I wrote it over the course of my travel to Cameroon and now my training site. I will try to break it up by dates so there is some sort of timeline. 940 more words

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