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Peace Corps: Pre-Departure Nerves

Countdown to Peace Corps Ethiopia: 25 days.

To be frank, leaving for Peace Corps is terrifying, at least some of the time. There are moments when it’s exciting, moments when it’s overwhelming, and moments when you just sit on the floor and stare into the beyond, trying to comprehend what you’re doing with your life. 521 more words


Preparing to go

Less than two weeks left in the Gambia and my schedule has exploded. When you’re working in an international organization (or probably in most organizations) there is a settling in period between when you arrive and when you’re actually expected to know or be able to do anything. 564 more words


Waterworld, What a World

I’m not sure why we were driven five hours from Tayrona to Cartagena, but Lynn and I agreed it was important that we did because it showed us sides of Colombia we wouldn’t otherwise have seen. 669 more words


The REVERSE culture shock

Have you ever been so full of emotions that you just start crying in the middle of the night on your walk back to your house? 507 more words


Saguinus Oedipi

From the moment we fell off our horses on arrival at Tayrona, Lynn’s mantra had been, “I will not get back on a horse.  I… 688 more words


Melt Downs

It’s when you’re really tired—completely drained—that accidents happen.  I somehow mustered the effort to focus on every step for the two-hour hike back from the beach. 689 more words


The Definitive Prime SpongeBob SquarePants Review and Ranking, pt. 5

Welcome to part 3 of The Definitive Prime SpongeBob SquarePants Review and Ranking. In case you don’t know, over 30 days, we at The Senior will be watching 2 SpongeBob episodes a day from the first three seasons, AKA prime SpongeBob, and reviewing those episodes each day. 1,235 more words