Last week at work we had our annual team retreat. We went to Bottle and Botega in Evanston, a drink-wine-and-pretend-you’re-Bob-Ross … Continue reading I Am Lord Voldemort
Last week I got to go on my first work trip for my current job. I spent 9 hours a … Continue reading Welcome to Cabbagetown
One of the best things about living where we do now is that I can bike to work. Even now, … Continue reading Freezing Saddles
We’ve finally gotten the news about where we’ll be living for the next two years! In December, we’ll be moving to Sveti Nikole! It’s a city of about 19,000 people, and according to Baba it’s the cleanest city in Macedonia. I’ll be working with the Organization of Women in Sveti Nikole, which looks like it’s doing a lot of really cool things and I can’t wait to see what I’ll get to do with them. Kyle is going to be working with an organic farmer’s cooperative in Mustafino, about 20 minutes away, doing business development. Our second family is currently hosting a volunteer during training and has had volunteers before, so they know the Peace Corps drill. We’re super excited!! And we’ve already promised Baba that we’ll be back to visit Vatasha. Continue reading “Site assignments!”
This week was busy. Like, no down time ever busy. Language in the morning, training sessions after that, and then practicum meetings after that. One full day in Skopje, one full day in Shtip, both crammed full of more trainings. Baba usually looks a little puzzled when I say I’m going to bed at 9, but this week she actually looked at me at 8:30 and said “You look tired. You should go to sleep.” That’s how busy it was.
So I’ve been completely derelict in updating for the last few weeks, but I have a good reason.
We’re moving back to the States.
Last weekend I got to spend my Saturday at school… yaaaaaaaaaaaay…
It really wasn’t that bad. I was at school for English Camp! Continue reading “English Camp!”
This week made me think about things that I feel like are generally just under the surface in my head … Continue reading Ups and Downs