Over A Year In– Lessons I’ve Learned As A Teacher And PCV

This last year was my first year as a teacher. I’ve been a tutor, a counselor, a lecturer, a program director— but never a teacher with my own classroom and a title and a textbook. I went in to my school year with unrealistic expectations for myself— to be universally loved by my students, to…

Another Year, Another (Bigger) Summer Camp | TOBE 2017

Let’s cut to the chase. This summer has been insane (in a good way) and I’ve worked harder on my outside-of-Darbas projects so intensely and in such a short period of time that I probably resembled The Flash for a minute there. Ie. I was all over the place, moving very quickly… largely fueled by…

As We Trek Along Together | Border to Border

My feet look like how I imagine caveman feet to look– covered in calluses, cuts, and the remnants of blisters. I have tan lines that make me look like I am wearing sun kissed knee-high socks. I got the ultimate booty workout that Pinterest gurus only wish they could achieve. I’m tired and in desperate…

The Promise of Oncoming Blog Posts

Hey everyone! Since mid-May I’ve been going nonstop. My parents came to town and I toured them around Armenia. A new group of volunteers swore in– an event that kept me occupied in Yerevan for a while. I walked from Meghri (near the Iranian border) to Yeghregnadzor (the middle of Armenia) with Border to Border….

I Heard Listicles Are Really In | Service This Spring

Faithful friends, readers, and everyone in between– This is a quick and easy blog post, consisting primarily of life/work updates. I’m keeping it in this cute little list because I love you, but I have poor time management skills. So, in my busy, busy state, I want to keep you in the loop, in a way that…