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.
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