Living in the Balkans can be a really strange experience. As the new group of volunteers draws ever closer to arriving I am reminded of the hours upon hours I spent fretting about what to bring to Albania. What would I need? What would be available? Basically it was pre-departure jitters but it's still a … Continue reading The 7 gadgets to bring with you in Peace Corps
Once upon a time I was wandering aimlessly around after a church service where my dear friend's father had given the sermon. Unfortunately I don't remember what exactly the service was about other than that in this life we are given the chance to plant ourselves into this earth and to create a legacy for … Continue reading So why’d you do it?
Now I will take a break from writing about the past to give some advise about packing! Because lord knows, this consumed my every thought and waking moment for about 6 months... Buy those black jeans! Seriously though, they're way more versatile than those black slacks you are thinking of bringing and they will serve … Continue reading 12 Things I wish I Knew Before I packed For Peace Corps Albania!
When I started planning my going away party I knew I wanted to invite as many people as I possibly could. I wanted fill my house with all the people that I have known and who have made my life a wondrous and happy one (and those that were there with me when things weren't). With … Continue reading 90 Days out
The night before I left for Staging I had a small gathering at my house, they were all people I considered family, and all of whom I care so much about. We chatted and joked around; about how much food we still had after my going away party a good 2 weeks ago, about how incredibly … Continue reading The Night before Staging
The almighty question that has consumed me ever since I got my acceptance letter. In good ways and also very annoying, up ridiculously late on amazon, ways. So i digress, The packing process has a major limiting factor: 1oo lb weight limit, two checked bags, and whatever you can finagle into your carryon (and or … Continue reading Packing List
This is a really weird time for me. One moment I am internally jumping for joy that I'm so close to becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, and the next all I wan to do is curl up in a ball because I'm going to miss my friends and family here in Tennessee. I'm normally a … Continue reading Reflections one month out