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My New Home, Ukraine

I decided that I wanted to become Peace Corps volunteer in the 10th grade.  At the time, my main goal was to become a traveling nurse.  After changing majors as an undergrad and then going to school to get my masters, the thought of serving in the Peace Corps seemed to be a fleeting dream.  If you had told me that I would be moving across the world within the next ten years, I would have said that you were...

The Card

This is it…the morning that I begin my journey!  At 12:45 pm I will be headed to Washington, DC.  There, I will begin my travels by meeting my fellow trainees and attending a brief orientation.  Until my flight leaves, I have the next several hours to spend waiting.  Unfortunately, I’m experiencing what often comes with playing the waiting game…emotions.  The emotions that have been blocked by activities and tiredness seem to have finally hit me full force: excitement for the...

A New Beginning

Welcome to my Peace Corps blog: A Traveler’s Journey! There are many helpful links (examples: PC & Ukraine and Timelines) on my website that allows for you to learn more about the process of becoming a volunteer and what my destination (Ukraine) is like.  On the “PC & Ukraine” link, you will find information on the Peace Corps and Ukraine, as well as recommended books.  The “Timelines” link explains what the process of becoming a Peace Corps volunteer entails.  Everyone’s...