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.
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.
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
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?!
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”