Hola friends! And happy New Year! Is it too late to still be saying that? Either way -- I hope you all have spent a wonderful holiday season with the people you love 🙂 I was hangin in Guatemala, my first time away from home for the holidays. To be honest, it was easier than … Continue reading La Nochebuena – Spending Christmas in Guatemala
Hello, world! Meet Luna. Luna and I have been site mates/roommates now for one month and one day and it's been a wonderful and exhausting ride! I apologize in advance for puppy picture overload, but it's an integral part of this post. I've listed below the Pros and Cons of having a pet in Peace … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Having a Pet in Peace Corps
August has been a weird time, to put it simply. From the end of July through mid-August, I was participating in "Early In-Service Training," or EIST, for short. Being away from my site was stranger than I thought it would be, but I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the hot showers and not having … Continue reading You’ve made it this far…now what?
It's been about a month since my last post, not that I've been too busy to post, but I couldn't think of what to update you on! Then I realized, one of the biggest themes of my past month has been fear. When I was back home I was afraid of being unhappy at my … Continue reading Reevaluating my fears
Hi! I've officially been at my site for exactly one month and one week. I'm still getting settled in and finding my way around, but I finally discovered a good bakery near my house and a few good pacas (thrift stores) where I can find a Free People shirt for under two dollars. Success. Poco a poco … Continue reading Poco a Poco: Figuring out what I’m doing here!
Hola todos! My training class, Bak'tun 9, and I have officially sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers, meaning that we're no longer annoyingly referred to as "just Trainees." We did it! We've done 131 hours of Language and Culture class, 80 hours of Core training, 78 hours of Technical Maternal and Child Health training, 18.5 hours of Medical training, 16 … Continue reading Bak’tun 9 Swear In!
Dios mío so much has happened! It’s been over a month since my last post so I’ll do a brief recap of the highlights! 1.Field Based Training - Quetzaltenango During Field Based Training (FBT) is the first opportunity a PC trainee has to get a feel for the actual work we’ll eventually be doing in … Continue reading Almost Done with Training! A Recap of the Past Month
Greetings from under the mosquito net! Hola todos! I’m at my first homestay in the region of Sacatepéquez (Sah-cah-tay-peh-kez), Guatemala. It took me a lot of tries to say it right and I felt pretty cool when I did, so I recommend trying it out! The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind. So I’ll … Continue reading ¡Hola! – From under the mosquito net
Welcome to my little Peace Corps blog! I’ve always wanted to have a blog of some sort and it seemed fun, but what would I write about? Now that I’m about to leave for the Peace Corps in Guatemala, I decided that this is a good place to start. At the end of February I’ll … Continue reading Welcome!