Having only been at my site for a month and change, being asked to have a summer camp felt like a bit of an ask. Peace Corps gives you the impression that, even though having a camp isn't required for service, you should do one...like you REALLY should do one. 'We're going to spend hours of … Continue reading Summer Camp Prep
It's been a crazy month for my family. A lot has been going on and so the 'welcome to site' care package has been put off..I'm still waiting to tell my lovely family what I desperately want and need (See my 12 Things I wish I knew Post), and then so much more. I have … Continue reading The Care Package
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?
So I made food yesterday. and it was AMAZING! well, for an Albanian Peace Corps Volunteer it was. So let me back up and help to paint a picture of how this went down: It was the bright and early hour of 11:30 and I had just managed to pay my internet bill, which was … Continue reading My First Decent Dinner
Let me tell you what I was given in my apartment for a kitchen. Brace yourself my foodie friends because what I'm about to tell you is graphic in nature and may be extremely disturbing to your standard-having soul. On that fateful first day I remember wondering to myself as I laid on my 'new' … Continue reading The ‘Kitchen’
So yesterday I was taking a walk with my site-mate in search of a reservoir, and I realized it was exactly one month ago that I got off a ridiculously hot, stuffy bus from he late seventies-with the interior to match I might add - into this strange, wonderful town. I remember a few snippets of … Continue reading Happy one month Sit-e-versary!
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
After being away for way too long I'm covering my few strategies of survival in Pre-Service Training.