Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snapshots of Service

I am really excited about this:

A journal project among 50 Peace Corps Volunteers in 50 countries of service all heading out during the 50th Anniversary year of the Peace Corps! I mean c'mon how cool is that!?!?
More people are still needed to sign up!!! Go to the website above for more information :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Things I'll Miss... part 1

Aside from family and friends or intangible things like my privacy and individualism, here's a list of the things I think I'll miss most about the US (part 1):


2)My Cat

3) Trader Joe's. Simply the best store ever.

4)NPR. Sigh. I'm downloading as many of their podcasts as I can before I leave.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


It's been a while since I've updated this blog and I finally have some exciting news! About two weeks ago I was finally medically cleared for service!!! That same afternoon I got a call from my placement officer and had my final interview. I was still reeling from the news of my medical clearance, but apparently I said something right since she said she was going to be sending me an invite for a non-Spanish speaking health program in Central/South America for May.
The next day I get an email from my placement officer saying that there is a problem with my invitation- it was for a health extension program not a health degreed program. She gave me the option of the C/SA program or a health degreed program in Africa leaving in May. I struggled with the options over the Christmas weekend and finally decided on the health degreed program in Africa. So......I got the invitation packet last Wednesday and formally accepted yesterday.

I'm going to Kenya! I leave on May 30, 2011 and will be an HIV/AIDS & Hygiene Educator.