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

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My love letter to the PNW

This is my farewell love letter to the PNW. I’m so excited for the upcoming adventure, but I know I will miss my home incredibly. If there is one thing I love about the U.S.A. it is the landscape, the scenery, the sheer incredible beauty of the land itself. So here’s to you PNW, Oregon, Bend… Thank you for being a place that I will want to return to eventually, for being my home, no matter how far away I am.

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The other PCVs

I just hope that when I get there I’ll meet 2 or 3 people that just “get” me, either in my staging group of current PCVs… Having just a couple of very close friends that I can talk to about anything is what I love in my friendships and what I strive to cultivate. I hope I can find those people in a couple months, as I am sure it will make my service that much more wonderful of an experience. … More The other PCVs

Medical Clearance

Moral of the story when it comes to getting in your medical documentation… Do it ASAP. From the day you accept your invitation to serve you only have 60 days (2 months) until your deadline. That seems like a long time, but I promise you it will pass incredibly quickly. … More Medical Clearance

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