October 15, 2018 How is it already mid October? I have been at site for 2 months. I have been in Moldova for 4.5 months. The last month has flown by. I am more settled in my site both at work and on a personal level. In terms of work, my primary placement is with … Continue reading Apple Picking & Pumpkin Plăcintă
September 12, 2018 Hello dear friends, family, and strangers who stumbled upon this blog! I am so sorry it has been over a month since my last post. I have been meaning to write an update here for weeks but a few personal roadblocks kept me from putting my words to paper. First and foremost, … Continue reading Swearing-in (& a bit more)
August 9, 2018 I have on week left of Peace Corps Training. Next Thursday, at approximately 3am Minnesota time, I will be sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer! (Barring any major or dramatic life events.) If you happen to be awake in the middle of the night Thursday, feel free to tune into the … Continue reading Week 9 – The End is Near
July 30, 2018 Mama Mia- Today you, my amazing, kind, generous, hardworking, loving, and brilliant mother, turn 62. 61 was one of your hardest years yet I watched you overcome every challenge with grace and perseverance. You stood strong when the rest of us could barely pick up the pieces. Since I cannot be with … Continue reading A letter for my mom
Last week we celebrated my host father turning 60! It was one of the first celebrations I have attended in Moldova. I absolutely loved it and was so fun to experience such a rich culture first hand. Birthday’s in Moldova are always a big deal, no matter if you are 5 or 28 or 72. … Continue reading Tata Petru turns 60!
Happy Monday all! Let me start by saying I know this post is about three weeks overdue, but I’ve been a little selfish with my time in those three weeks. As much as I love catching up everyone back home I’ve been more focused on studying my Romanian, attending events with my host family, and … Continue reading Permanent Site Reveal
July 1, 2018 How is it already July? Where did June go? It feels like just yesterday I was boarding the plane to Philly to start my Peace Corps journey. But it turns out that was actually almost a month ago. I am about to start my fifth week in Moldova. The upcoming week is … Continue reading A Day in the Life