On a typical day in site, I wake up slowly with iced coffee in the fridge and instantly check emails, Facebook, and whatsapp. I spend the morning in response mode, planning and organizing, checking in with friends and counterparts, and generally attempting to keep an eye on everything – what other volunteers are up to, what projects I could potentially copy and bring to my site, what travel destinations to add to my R&R bucket list, etc. 480 more words