Monthly Archives: September 2010

Upper East Side

I didn’t learn the secret of cardinal directions until sixth grade. Sometimes teachers said I lived in the east and sometimes teachers said I lived in the west, thus I remained a puzzled child. Finally, my sixth grade social studies … Continue reading

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Adaptation

Day 1 — I sat at the breakfast table – tired eyes, a pounding headache, and sweat dripping down my back – with a rooster staring back at me and chicks scurrying over my feet. I closed my eyes and … Continue reading

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It’s not just me and it’s not just you

This week, I observed the true efficiency and purpose of Peace Corps. I saw why I am proud to be a part of this mission, taking place around the world. Throughout my training period, the focus remains on the people … Continue reading

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Who Says

I wasn’t sure how I felt about living in the capital city for the next two years; however, after my weekend stay in Praia, I’m more than ready to plant my small town roots in the city! Although city life … Continue reading

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