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Bittersweet Goodbye

Goodbyes are the worst. Starting out on a new adventure can be scary, meeting different people can be awkward (especially in a second language), day to day routine can be boring, but goodbyes are the absolute worst. Twenty-seven months have … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Those of you who know me, know I love a good political conversation, but I’ve deliberately kept politics out of this blog. This blog isn’t political and neither is this story. This story is a story of one individual immigrant, … Continue reading

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New Batteries

I’m getting so bad at blog updates, must mean I’m close to coming home! I officially have less then six months left, but the project is getting busy. We finally started construction on the chocolate factory. The women always used … Continue reading

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Sustainable Service

Sustainable Development, that’s the strategy and the goal here in the little village in the Dominican Republic where I live. It’s also the Peace Corps method in every village that every Peace Corps volunteer lives in. My job in the … Continue reading

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Women at Work

So I haven’t updated in a while, partly because I’ve been busy and partly because I forgot I had a blog. I’ve been in country almost a year and a half and this Peace Corps life is starting to feel … Continue reading

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Construye

          Constuye Tus Suenos or in English Build Your Dreams is an initiative in the community economic development sector of the Peace Corps. It’s a business class that teaches entrepreneurism throughout the 14 sessions. Each session touches a different theme … Continue reading

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Progress

            Haven’t written in a while. I guess after so much time here, the machetes, weird creatures, weird sicknesses and all the other bizarre, daily surprises have just become part of my normal life. These days I’ve been recovering from … Continue reading

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