I've been in my village for a couple weeks now and have had some successes already. People here were very interested in getting a community garden up and running again. Another village resident and I went around looking for committed people, held a couple of meetings, and started clearing the land and repairing the fence this… Continue reading The Peace Corps Roller Coaster
So what do they eat there? This may have been the question I got the most when I was back in the U.S. prepping for this Peace Corps thing, and I could never give an informed answer. Well good news, as part of a cross cultural exchange series, we spent this past Saturday, 09May2015, cooking traditional… Continue reading Namibia: What About the Food?
Hard Work. Sacrifice. Journey. Self-discovery. Struggle. Accomplishment. Meaning. Blah blah freaking blah, right? These are a few of the many words that pop up in conversation, or in my head, when it comes to this whole Peace Corps experience. It's so early in my service, but I'm finding myself reflecting on concepts like work, sacrifice,… Continue reading Sacrifice, Hard Work, and Struggle
Getting nearer to my departure date for a Peace Corps assignment has me reflecting on everything I've done this past year to make it possible. Over a year ago I began to make an ambitious plan for how I would spend my time leading up to service. I say ambitious because in order to make… Continue reading My Stateside Journey to Peace Corps