As I begin Phase 2 of PST (pre-service training), I finally have a chance to catch my breath and reflect (and of course, update everyone!). The last month and a half have been a whirlwind of busyness, stress, laughter, lectures, friendship, food, and humbling moments. Monday-Friday, training begins at 7:30am and goes until 4:30pm, with … Continue reading Phase 1 of PST
Everything's official for Peace Corps Mozambique! Plus, timezone conversion chart for easier communication across continents!
I finally got the news today. I'm medically cleared, the final clearance I needed! I'm now officially going to Mozambique! I'm just a big ball of emotions today, but the strongest one is most definitely excitement. Since my last update, I've also found out that staging will take place in Philadelphia, which PC HQ will … Continue reading Finally Cleared!
It's been over 4 months since I last shared a Peace Corps update. The main reason for that is I've had very little news. The one real update is that I now have legal clearance (yay!). I'm still waiting on medical clearance. I submitted all of my tasks to the medical portal (more on that … Continue reading Peace Corps Update
During my Peace Corps interview, I had been told that I would most likely know if I was accepted by mid-January to mid-February. By the time February rolled around, I was starting to consider other options. It's not that I had given up on my chances of being accepted, but just that I'm graduating in … Continue reading Invitation to Serve
The day after my last post, on December 16th, I was offered an interview for Mozambique. My interviewer emailed me with a few date and time ranges to choose from. Unfortunately, all of the options would take place during my vacation, so I selected one after Christmas so that I would have time to set … Continue reading My Peace Corps Interview(s)
I applied to the Peace Corps about a month ago. I've only told close friends and family, and to be honest, I didn't even really want to tell them. I'm certainly not hiding it because I'm ashamed or embarrassed--the Peace Corps might be the most perfect opportunity for me and for my interests. I guess … Continue reading My Peace Corps Application
I always go all-out for in-class peer-reviews. Why? Partially because it comes naturally now, but also because it's the same type of feedback I'd like to receive in return. I'm the girl who pulls out 3 different colored highlighters and 5 colored pens for peer-review. I'll write all over your paper with suggestions, comments, and edits. … Continue reading “Free”lancing
This has been a week of spiritual firsts. I finally attended a local Episcopal church and it was lovely. I also finally visited a labyrinth. There's a lovely spirituality and ecology center nearby run by Dominican Sisters. It's a beautiful area with over 100 acres of trails, gardens, and animals. I've been wanting to visit a … Continue reading On Labyrinths