they told me to expect “high highs and low lows”

Let’s say as human beings, we have an emotional scale of 0-100, with 100 being extreme “high” emotions and 0 being extreme “low.” (this very obviously isn't a perfect representation but it works for this example.) In America, I’d say I had a daily, average, emotional range of 40-60. Every once in a while I’d... Continue Reading →



So.. you're probably thinking: what the heck is this? Lately I am finding that there seem to be two ways to document my service here. I want to share about 1. The culture around me. The people. Beautiful things and challenges about life here. While of course these things are still seen with the lens... Continue Reading →

the privilege of a root canal

Lately I’ve been thinking about how privileged I am as a Peace Corps Volunteer. There are a lot of situations where I feel that I could complain about how “bad things are for me,” and lets be real: I do complain. to myself, usually followed by an eye roll. to my fellow PCVs , always... Continue Reading →

when it rains, it rains a lot

I would say when it rains, it pours... but it’s not pouring. Not really. Just constant drizzle. I’ve been sick last weekend and most of this school week and what better to do when you can’t be more than 15 feet from a bathroom than to write a blog post. I am always wary of... Continue Reading →

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