Category Archives: Peace Corps

Communication preferences

When Kathryn left, I looked forward to the freedom I would have with the Peace Corps’ policy on communication to home. Unlike Aaron’s mission, we have access to Kathryn through every means we had when she was away at college. … Continue reading

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Site Announcements: The Oscars of Peace Corps

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
I’m now five weeks through PST with five weeks left to go. Like the Bon Jovi song, we’re halfway there. At this point I’m knee deep in practicum, which is a two-week period during which…

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Mormons in Shqipëria?

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
Last Tuesday I ran into a couple gangly 19-year-old missionaries who were more than happy to interact with someone who a) speaks English and b) actually wanted to talk to them. I’m totally a sucker…

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A Day in the Life of A Peace Corps Trainee (A.K.A. A Three-Year-Old)

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
It has come to my attention that 1) because I’ve only posted once since I’ve moved to Albania and 2) all I do on Facebook—besides roll my eyes at peoples’ First World Problems—is upload pretty…

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Something from Albania

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
Well, here I am. I’m not going to give you a play-by-play of last week because, well, it would be tedious for me as the writer and you as the reader. Suffice it to say…

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Heeere weeee goooo!

I am at the sketchiest internet cafe in all of Europe. My sweet host family took me here because they want me to get in touch with you. They know NO English at all. It has been a struggle to … Continue reading

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I’m here!

The “internet” is “working” so I thought I’d send you guys a note. The past five days have been, hands down, the strangest and most intense of my entire life (so far). I got sick Sunday night–not the usual, “mehh, … Continue reading

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Support

Over the past six months (and actually longer), I have watched Kathryn run the Peace Corps gauntlet. I have watched her deal with being an adult living in her parents’ house (not recommended for the average independent person, btw), frustrating … Continue reading

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Good People

Five weeks until I take off for Albania! Some days it seems waayyy too soon, but other days it’s not nearly soon enough. I’ve made a large dent in my shopping and packing, which has resulted in a large dent … Continue reading

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Just do it

Happy New Year everyone. This year, I have watched people in my family essentially do what this young lady did–take that first step and be glad she did. Congratulations to her! Congratulations also to Jacob for making the leap to … Continue reading

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