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…

Movin’ Right Along | A Blogging Abroad Challenge

Some tunes to get you in the mood for this post– Transportation and my everyday life: I walk everywhere. I walk to work. I walk to other homes. I hike in the mountains. I pick my own tea. Every day I move throughout my village. I inhale the fresh, crisp mountain air as I walk past…

My Roomies Are Back

This just in: I don’t live alone anymore. For now. I write this from a warm room, covered in bags, boxes, and baked goods. I’ve spent the day cleaning (preparing for the arrival of my host family from Russia) and resting (recovering from this morning’s upset stomach adventure.) I feel calmer than I have all…

How Summer Camp Prepared Me For Peace Corps Service In Armenia

This is a bit of an easy, cop-out post. Maybe also a little bit shameless self promotion. Anywho.  About two weeks ago, I had a piece published on Peace Corps’ national website. My “story” was about how my time at Camp Sweyolakan prepared me for my service in Armenia. After a week of fine tuning…