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.
The prospect of doing a Skype interview chilled me to my very core. I'm not the most tech savvy human and all I could think of was what could go wrong. And I was also planning my summer vacation and they said the 'know by' date was September and the Application deadline was in June … Continue reading The Application Process: Interview Edition
After the interview there is a ridiculously long waiting period, or at least it seems this way. Thankfully, the first night post interview my friends Frida and Katarina took me out to get my mind off of things and to have a good time! I am beyond grateful that they had the foresight to do this … Continue reading The Application Process: PCV Invitation and Beyond
HEEEEEEEEY, sorry I've been dark for so long! the last three months have been crazy! and I promise to catch you all up on it in some throw back posts! But let me keep it current and tell you what is going on with me RIGHT. NOW! Well, I Got to my permanent site a … Continue reading Whoops, It’s been a minute
Starting the application is wildly easier today than it was even 3 years ago thanks to P.C.'s revamp of the application process in 2014(?). You start off by logging onto PeaceCorps.gov and click on 'Apply Now' on the top right-hand side of the screen, you then get to select the areas of work you would … Continue reading The Application Process: Essay Edition
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