“you’re so selfless to leave america and sacrifice so much”

People like to tell PCVs that they’re so generous or selfless for “giving up everything.” If you’re a Peace Corps Volunteer..I’d genuinely be shocked if you’ve never heard some variation of those words. When I was leaving, people would think I was so giving and so…I don’t know the word. For “sacrificing” so much. It's... 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 →

50 Things I Love About my Life

I've lived in Tanzania for 190 days and in my own house for a little more than 3 months at this point. Yesterday I was told, “You look amazing and sound genuinely happy from deep down.” I responded, "to know how happy I am here..you’d have to take whatever happiness shows in my facebook posts... Continue Reading →

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