How I fell in love with the PCV Mission

That was where it turned from a “I want this for me” to a “I need to do this for others” feeling. And that’s when I knew it was something I not only wanted to do, or could handle, but I needed to do it to give back to the world. I needed to use my skills and body and vigor to provide a service to others who needed it. I needed to learn how to give to others, to give myself and everything I am to other people, to help them. … More How I fell in love with the PCV Mission


Times Long Past

I feel a certain sorrow that the wild west is no longer an unexplored land of wonders and dangers. It’s like when you reread your favorite book for the 10th time. You always love it, and it’s always special and enchanting, but it’s never quite like the first time. It’s lost that magic of the unknown. It’s lost the surprise… And anything other than the first time reading and discovering something completely new feels like something is missing. … More Times Long Past

So What Is The Peace Corps Anyway? – Pre-service

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. … More So What Is The Peace Corps Anyway? – Pre-service

Challenges I Am Expecting

I”m looking ahead to the challenges I will face come February when I am in-country at last. I’ve been thinking about these since I first applied and was placed under consideration for Tanzania. I’ve watched vlogs by people who served in Tanzania a couple years ago, read every blog I can find, and generally spent way too much time on my computer. … More Challenges I Am Expecting

My Experience of the Application Process

In under 30 seconds I was on the ground wiggling with happiness, then running around the yard with my confused dog watching me as I did a happy dance. Wordless joy with undefined shrieks of happiness escaped me. The waiting was over. I had a plan. I had a direction. I had a purpose again. I knew what I wanted, and strangely enough what I longed for wanted me too. … More My Experience of the Application Process