On Loving and Leaving (round 2)

This has been hard to write, so I apologize for the serious delay. In October of 2017, there were attacks in the north of my province, Cabo Delgado, in rural areas. These attacks resulted in deaths and were purported to be by radical Islamists. Peace Corps did a great job of handling the situation and … Continue reading On Loving and Leaving (round 2)

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Wellness Challenge Update #1

Time for my first update on the PCMoz Wellness Challenge! If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out my post here. This is for the first week of the challenge, aka June 1-3. June 1: Send a funny voice message or picture to a fellow volunteer you don't see often (2 points). I … Continue reading Wellness Challenge Update #1

Mental Health and the Peace Corps

Mental health is something that, unfortunately, does not get talked about enough in the Peace Corps. Most applicants know that the medical screening process is awful for anyone with anything that resembles mental health issues--including premarital counseling. Many are (rightfully) critical of PC for being behind the times with mental health and their employment/medical screening. … Continue reading Mental Health and the Peace Corps

Plot Twist!

  It's been over two weeks since I've given an update. Sorry for the major delay, things have been crazy busy! First, the biggest news: I'm NOT moving! Wait, what!? Yes, you read that correctly. I am staying here, in Ancuabe. After a lot of negotiating and advocating on our behalf, Peace Corps staff and … Continue reading Plot Twist!