February 10th, 2020 Let me preface all of this blabbering and say, I am very excited to return home and be with my loved ones again. On multiple occasions I would sit and daydream of seeing them, and a piercing pain would stab my heart. It made me catch my breath, as if I… Continue reading Reasons Why I’m Scared to Return to America.
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.
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
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.