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.”
March 11th, 2020 Let's be honest. The tears started two weeks out from my leave date from site of March 12th, 2020. I would lay in bed looking at pictures of the compound family on my phone and tears would roll down my cheeks as I knew that saying goodbye to them was going… Continue reading My Last Week At Site.
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.
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.