Here are some clothes I purchased while in Vanuatu at the second-hand shops. This is a Nike athletic top with a wrap skirt. In my school this is acceptable to wear. Some places have stricter rules on tank tops though. Again, this is acceptable at my school but other schools may be more conservative with … Continue reading Thrift Store Finds: Clothes I bought in Vanuatu
I feel like everyone that goes into Peace Corps has a fear at some point of being forgotten by the people at home. As we go off to other parts of the world, the "normal" life continues without us. It's not like it happens on purpose. We are bad about doing it in our everyday … Continue reading The Fear of being Forgotten: A Testimony of Love
Ok, I knew all the names of the letters...and I just assumed I knew all of the sounds... No gat (Bislama for nope!) I mean for heaven's sake! I am a fluent English speaker with a master's degree! Still...No gat! When did I learn this harsh reality? The two months while in training?...No gat ... … Continue reading Do You Know Your ABCs? I didn’t…
This was my mother, beautiful, giving, funny and strong. Her spirit and heart is what got me here to the South Pacific and I am forever grateful.
It is much like life; the sheltered have much comfort but those who dare to put themselves in the elements enjoy this world and enjoy each other. They have the much better ride.
We arrived to our island of Santo on July 4, 2017. I found it very fitting that we started our next part of this journey with one of my favorite holidays. We are now celebrating the independence of Vanuatu. We are coming up on a month of being here and wanted to share some of … Continue reading Our Home in the South Pacific
There is no place like home. There is no better place to live than an island paradise that reminds you of home! This blog post points out a few reasons why I see a little bit of small town North Carolina all the way across the south pacific.