Peace Corps 2018


August 16, 2020 I can’t tell you the amount of times I have sat down to write a blog post.There are countless entries I have started. Some unfinished. Some finished.Yet, everytime I proceed to post, something in me clutches.  So I don’t. To be honest.I didn’t want to come off in a sad or depressed or upsetting … Continue reading Grief.

“Izzy Don’t Cry.”

I wrote this for me…Someone who had a planned Close Of Service. But I am also writing this for all the volunteers whose time was cut short by the evacuation. Leaving site and having to say goodbye, no matter if it was planned or unplanned, is truly one of the hardest parts of a Volunteers … Continue reading “Izzy Don’t Cry.”

Lessons From Ethiopia.

December 30th 2019 As I am closing in on the end of my two years of living in Ethiopia, (WHERE THE HECK DID THE TIME GO???!!!) I want to share some lessons I have learned that I want to try and embrace when I am back in the States. The list isn’t in any order, … Continue reading Lessons From Ethiopia.


October 20th – December 3rd, 2019 The first part of this blog was written about a month or so ago…It occurred after a couple days of meeting her because I was filled with an emotion I still can’t place my finger on. The following is an update on where her and I reside now… Without […]

A Beautiful Reunion.

September 11th to September 28th, 2019 Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” —Brad Henry September 11th, 2019 was a day that felt a bit unreal. I woke up at 6 am from pure excitement pulsing through my veins. J.J. My … Continue reading A Beautiful Reunion.

Inside Edition to Camp GLOW

August 24th-31st, 2019   Camp Glow was possibly the most stressful, exhausting, and time consuming week of my Peace Corps service. However, it was equally one of the most rewarding, inspiring, and uplifting weeks of this past year and a half. Camp GLOW stands for Girls Lead Our Worlds and is focused completely on gender … Continue reading Inside Edition to Camp GLOW

How Was Izzy On BBC?!

July 11th – August 14th, 2019 I feel as though some of you guys had the question on the title of this blog… How the hell did Isabella appear on BBC Afanoromo a few months ago? And I feel as though…. that is a great question… But unfortunately, there is no real reason as to … Continue reading How Was Izzy On BBC?!

My Abba Oli.

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.


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