Okay lately I've been struggling with words. For a while I thought maybe I didn't have a thing to say, but I think maybe it was just this problem of execution. As it turns out, if there's something we're thinking, even if it's hard to describe, it is highly likely that someone else has found… Continue reading Here’s the Thing!
Yeah, you read that right. I am two months out from leaving for the Peace Corps, and I'm plugging along through all the medical exams and such, and ...what if I don't go? My head is spinning even thinking those words. I have wanted this for so long and pursued it so hard and done so… Continue reading Peace Corps No More?
I can't help but feel that I've been neglecting my blog and my far away reader friends of late, and for that I'm sorry. The simple truth of the matter is firstly that I have been on the road for over two weeks, and secondly, that I can't figure out what to write about. Everything… Continue reading Neglect
It's difficult to prepare for a somewhat ambiguous adventure months in advance. The amount of paperwork alone that the Peace Corps requires is mind blowing, let alone the language courses and culture studies and medical exams and, ya know, preparing to do an about-face with your life. I finally got my fingerprints sent off for… Continue reading Preparing
My first year of teaching is coming to a close. I am 98% relieved by this, 1% shocked, and 1% baffled. Out of the sixteen students I've taught this year, I can't say that any will be forgettable. With each child I've had moments and stories that I will be sharing intermittently for the rest… Continue reading Year’s End
And then there's this.
Do you remember that post where I told you that since the Peace Corps hadn't worked out this time that I wouldn't post about it again until I reapply? Well I haven't reapplied, but I have gotten an email that changes everything! Check this out: Yes. That just happened. I never saw that coming. Ukraine.… Continue reading Ukraine??
I received this email two days before I was prepared to see it. Here is my March 13 2015 Peace Corps decision: When I say "maybe next time" I really mean it. I will take the next year or more to cultivate more pertinent skills than just English education, and I will reapply in the… Continue reading Peace Corps Decision
Today is Thursday, the 12th of March. On the ides of March, I will receive word about where I will call home for the next two+ years of my life. I know, for someone who isn't yet in the Peace Corps, I write an awful lot about it. Well, hopefully the ides of March will… Continue reading Tick tock, tick tock
I have been remiss in posting as of late, but this event shall not go undocumented. My Peace Corps interview was supposed to be scheduled for Wednesday, but something went wrong with the scheduling, and I found out Tuesday evening that the last available slot for me to interview would be Friday morning at 8am.… Continue reading Peace Corps Interview