April 3rd - July 11th 2019 I APOLOGIZE TENFOLD!! It has felt like years since I have last posted. It is not that I haven't wanted to....but I have spent the last few months studying for the GRE and watching all of the Game of Thrones series...(I was against it for so long until I… Continue reading Reflections, Drew, and Frightened Toddlers.
February 22nd- April 2nd, 2019 My heart hurts. The past three weeks have been hard. It started with me in my house planning my next club session and all the sudden hearing crying and shuffling next to my house. Abba had collapsed. People ran to him and carried him into the house crying. We could… Continue reading My Abba Oli.
January 21st- February 21st Big Bro comes to Ethiopia! Big Bro comes to Ethiopia! Long post ahead of you but well worth the read, so you and your eyeballs just go ahead and continue on. 🤗 On January 31st David traveled from Cairo, Egypt to Jimma, Ethiopia. Jacob and I sat outside the airport waiting… Continue reading Getting High for the Kilimanjaro High.
December 1st - January 20th One year down and 2019 to start. I have lived in Ethiopia for officially one year. One year ago today I was saying good bye to my family and boarding a plane to fly out of the country for the first time in my life...For 27 months before coming back..… Continue reading Happy One Year Living In Ethiopia
October 23rd to November 30th I just finished taking a bucket shower in a little mud room section in my house. Currently now sitting on the floor, listening to Nathaniel Rateliff that I downloaded in Addis, as I reflect on this past month. Even seven months in at site, my days are still as unpredictable… Continue reading Happy Chicken Day!
The past two weeks have been a boat flying, Gelada spying, public transportation dying kind of vacation. Needless to say...it was epic. So I hope you enjoy this post! The vacation Kiyya, Cassidy and I embarked on started with a flight from Jimma to Addis for a night and then a connecting flight the next… Continue reading “Be as free as a bird in a tree”
July 29th- October 4th Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow Stories about life in the past two months condensed into a hopefully not outrageously long blog post.... Enjoy!🤗 Since my malaria training and learning that Malaria is most prevalent in September an October, it made me realize it was perfect time to start doing some… Continue reading Arafa, Canoes, and Liquid Poos.
June 4th- July 28th How sorry I am to have not posted in SO LONG. I could list off countless excuses but.... I wont. So here is the past month and a half of life! 🙂 It is June 22nd and I am sitting once again in Kings hotel in Addis Ababa that continues to… Continue reading The Little Bajaj That Could.
May 10- June 3 Last time I posted I was in back in the big town of Jimma meeting up with other PCVs (Some from G18 and some from previous G's) all of us hanging out and simply taking a break from our communities and the overload of adjustment. We are allotted 4 personal days… Continue reading A New Home Away From Home.
April 15th- May 9th On Sunday April 15th, it was departure day. We had to say good bye to the new friends we had just made over the past three months and set out in small clusters with our counterparts to our new sites. Since the majority of us Oromio people were placed far away… Continue reading All Good Things Take Time.