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Life after Peace Corps, months 3 and 4

The month of February was spent applying for jobs. I tried to apply at locations where I could apply for multiple jobs, in hopes of increasing the number of applications even more. This didn’t work out, and my month’s total … Continue reading

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Life after Peace Corps, Month 2

The month of January was focused on applying to more jobs. I started numerous lists to keep track of everything (jobs I am interested in, applications and interview requests, companies I am interested in, and Ohio health departments). All of … Continue reading

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Life after Peace Corps, Month 1

I am confident I would have been more prepared for life after Peace Corps had my service not ended early. But since it did, and I have read very little about other RPCVs’ returns to a non-PC life, I have … Continue reading

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What I have been reading, part 2

I wrote about my reading for the first half of the year here: What I have been reading, and this will take us through the second half of the year. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon Written in … Continue reading

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Sometimes things do not work out as planned

It has been 30 days since I left eSwatini. I am sure you have a million questions, and I do, too. Simply, Peace Corps ended my service because of a security incident. It took me this long to tell you … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Art

I saw some excellent art of Swati imvunulo, or traditional clothing, at MTN, the cell phone provider. I was happy to see that all my money spent on their products over the years was at least spent on some beautiful … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: My view

My new apartment complex has a nice sunset view. My apartment has no view, so I’m happy there is some common space to spread out. I have been trying on the weekends to spend time outside, especially the sunset.

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Wednesday photo: The news

One of my new jobs is to review the week’s news and write a summary report that is emailed to all Peace Corps staff. I immensely enjoy this task, especially because the news writing is horrifying and the editorial decisions … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Jacaranda tree

I’m not sure which season in eSwatini is my favorite, but I do love the spring flowers. The jacarandas bloomed this month and I love looking at these flowers. Sadly, this tree is considered a pest here and it is … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Frank’s Red Hot

While in Ohio, I have been shopping for food to take with me back to eSwatini. I also had to shop for additional kitchen storage space to hold all this food, but that’s a different story. I miss all kinds … Continue reading

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