The Art Of Losing Myself


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  • Goodbye and Go Siame
    Stick a fork in us, we're done! My PCV cohort has officially peaced out-- we've said our final "go siame" to Botswana and shed more than a few tears. The final few weeks were full of some of my favorite things: food and celebrations, and some of my least favorite...
  • Houses & Homes
    A lifetime ago, I was an indecisive college senior with no idea how to choose between all the organizations doing outstanding work around the world. Then I was given an excerpt from "The Invitation" by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.I want to know...
  • Donkeys & Dancing
    At the end of June, we had our Peace Corps Close of Service Conference. It was a blast and it was the last time our whole cohort would be together, so it was like an early graduation party. There were plenty of informative sessions, but my memories of the conference...
  • Broken Toilets & Birthdays
    Recently, someone from the government came to check on my government-owned house. The moment he stepped into the yard and saw the smattering of random objects and shattered window and broken roof, he told his colleague my house was maswe. He didn't know I could understand his Setswana, but I...
  • Goats & Grace
    One of my favorite places in my village is my friend's cattle post. It's situated on the outskirts on the village, so when we're there, it feels like we're in the middle of nowhere. People always think it's funny that I'm excited to go to the cattle...
  • McDonalds & Mud Huts
    "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." -African proverbFor five glorious days, I got to work alongside PCVs, nurses, social workers, and other community leaders to host a camp for 20 of the most inspiring teenagers I've ever met. Thanks to...