As of this past November I have been in Morocco for one year and I have learned a lot of things – some useful, others weird and/or not useful. 1. Figure out who can actually help you and who just likes to talk about helping you or just want to improve their status by saying… Read More One year down, another to go in Morocco
One of the biggest thing Peace Corps stresses is “Community Intergration.” So on that note you are suppose to get paid an amount that puts you on the same living level as Host Country Nationals (HCN). But what Community Intergration have to do with money you maybe wondering? – read on and find out. We… Read More You didn’t get paid. Surprise!
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” — Aristotle This past friday I completed two years of serving in Ameri Corps. Its been a learning experience to be sure.… Read More Ameri Corps Service Complete
So the second time I spoke with my placement officer was at the beginning something of a comedy of errors. Its exactly like what happened when I talked to my recruiter for the first time – things were going well until he mentioned something about a DUI and I said WHAT?! – I don’t have… Read More Delayed Departure?
Its been two months since I last heard from the Peace Corps, sent in my last bit of paperwork and got the all clear for placement. Two long months. I ask myself why should I be surprised that after a whole two year long application process that I again would be forced to wait. I… Read More The Waiting Game
I am so very excited! My mom decided to start getting organic produce delivered to our house. I had read about this service online but I didn’t think we would actually start getting such a thing. Its great because the produce is seasonal and its fresh! I loved the mandarin oranges. I think they were… Read More Organic Delivery Service
So on Tuesday night I came home from work around 7pm and followed my general ritual of being welcomed by a seething pack of dogs this time including our friend’s poodle – Kobe, dumping my purse on the sideboard, closing the blinds on the front room windows, unwinding my hijab and finally greeting my family.… Read More Got mail?