Peace Corps

Peace Corps No More?

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?

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Peace Corps

Preparing

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

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Year’s End

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

Peace Corps

Ukraine??

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??