Greetings! I have been at site now for a little over a month, and realized I have been tremendously negligent keeping this site updated. The truth is, I have opened and closed a new post numerous times, but often find I don't have the words, time, or motivation to express them in print. Finally something … Continue reading 33 days and counting
ditën e mirë is a common saying meaning good day! it's used almost like a greeting and a goodbye, and to me it is emblematic of the welcoming culture i have experienced in my 10 days at my pre- service training (PST) site! i have a glorious host family that has made me feel like … Continue reading ditën e mirë
përshëndetjet dhe tung! (two ways to say hello in Albanian) so i've been in Kosovo all of three days and let me just start off by saying i'm in love. the people, landscape, food, language, everything has been amazing and we haven't even left the hotel grounds yet!! we are taking language intensives every day, … Continue reading përshëndetjet!
this page has sat open and unfilled for a few hours as I figure out how to start to summarize this weekend. it was full of a LOT of emotion for me, as I am an intense person that feels things very strongly. it was likely my final time in the city for a few … Continue reading nyc
HK in Austin, TX I recently had the pleasure of visiting Austin, Texas for the first time this weekend. It was a beautiful, spiritual, invigorating experience, made possible by the plethora of entertainment options in the area, but also because of the generous hospitality I received from the hostel I stayed in. This community experience … Continue reading nomadic nature
some frequently asked questions I get when I tell people I am going into the peace corps: What are you most excited about? What are you most nervous about? What language do they speak in Kosovo?What drew you to the Peace Corps?How have you prepared for leaving for two years? I am so excited about … Continue reading faq
In three months, I will depart for my biggest adventure to date; joining the Peace Corps. I can't even put into words how excited I am to leave this country behind for a few years and learn and live in another. Trading the individualistic nature of citizens here for the community mentality of Kosovans is … Continue reading three months and counting