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It Begins... Again.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Well, here we are once more. A lot, but also not very much, has happened since I wrote a blog. 602 more words

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My favorite items during PST

Everyone who knows me knows that I like to be prepared. I scoured PCV blogs for months looking for items other Volunteers found useful. Sometimes Volunteers would update packing lists for the next-arriving cohort, and sometimes I could find lists of favorite items. 416 more words


Everything but the Kitchen Sink - Packing for Lesotho

This post is in honor of the new PCTs (trainees) arriving in September and in honor of newbies everywhere quietly, constantly scrolling the Internet to learn the secrets of Peace Corps before leaving the States. 425 more words

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Chapter 1 | No Keys for Open Doors

Frantically, I rummaged through the depths of my tattered, oversized purse. Where the heck did I put them? They have to be in here somewhere.  548 more words



I’m currently sitting in the Peace Corps office in the capital, getting all of the paperwork and medical things done so that I am eligible to COS (Close of Service). 468 more words


The One with the Map

A few weeks ago I had the chance to help my awesome sitemate, Gabby (who is just finishing up her two years of service – congrats Gabby!), and the students from her English Club at the local Lycée (High School), paint a world map mural. 350 more words

Interesting Insta: Pastilla, Please.

“Interesting Insta” is a blog post series that exhibits my shameless love for Instagram with some cross-cultural context. #Enjoy!

I recently ate dinner at an authentic… 472 more words

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