Things I Won’t Miss About the Village: Lack of Anonymity

Small town life I have lived most of my life in South Carolina [other states include North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee] — a state with roughly 5 million people in it, and just prior to departure, I moved back to the area I grew up in. The town I currently reside Continue reading Things I Won’t Miss About the Village: Lack of Anonymity

A Timeline of the Peace Corps Process

Applying to the Peace Corps is an arduous process even with the ‘new’ system rolled out in 2014. My guess is they make the application process so difficult because serving is so difficult. If filling out the required paperwork makes you break into hives, then there’s no way you will be a Continue reading A Timeline of the Peace Corps Process

Splish Splash

Splish, splash, I was takin’ a [bucket] bathLong about a Saturday night, yeahA rub dub, just relaxin’ in the tubThinkin’ everythin’ was alright Well, I stepped out the tubI put my feet on the floorI wrapped the towel around me and IOpened the door…………………………… Bobby Darrin Taking a long, hot Continue reading Splish Splash

I’m a stranger here myself

What the actual F*ck am I doing here? It’s a question I ask myself daily, sometimes hourly, and occasionally every few minutes. Even now, I don’t have a clear answer. I’m a stranger in an area used to Peace Corps trainees. As long as I stick to main roads and Continue reading I’m a stranger here myself

When I get to where I’m going…

And where might that be, you ask? Rwanda! and the new departure date for Rwanda is June 4–which gives me about 2.5 months to get ready. I’ll be in the Maternal-Child Health sector which focuses on the first 1000 days of life. It’s not Madagascar; it’s certainly not where I thought Continue reading When I get to where I’m going…