Thoughts on Leaving

Thoughts on Leaving

Yeah, I have a lot of feelings. Bittersweet is a word that comes up a lot, as well as the phrases “I can’t believe I’m leaving” and “time flew by”. Ok you get that. Instead of reiterating what every other COSing volunteer can tell you, I’d like to spend a little time on the very, … Continue reading

Future Leaders’ Retreat

Future Leaders’ Retreat

Future Leaders’ Retreat was a project envisioned by my friend Nicole and me in November of last year. We wanted to do a retreat-style camp for Tkibuli girls that focused on leadership, civic engagement, volunteerism, and personal goal setting. We chose a type of Peace Corps grant that allows friends back in America to contribute … Continue reading

A little somethin’ somethin’

A little somethin’ somethin’

Yo. Having not posted since November, I have obviously had many fascinating events in my absolutely thrilling life which must be documented in this incredibly public forum. Alas,  I am just sooo engaged in the seemingly endless number of activities in my village that the last few months will have to be described in short prose. Translation: I’ve been too … Continue reading

Is this real life?

Is this real life?

Innovation at its finest; the most artsy thing I’ve ever created; and a homework assignment for my coworker made by my EVS volunteer: Fall Festival concert: Ikalto visit: I am in the process of buying potatoes and grapes for dinner when the old creepy lady from Snow White appears beside me and invites me to … Continue reading

GLOW Camp 2013!

GLOW Camp 2013!

A little belated, but worthwhile nonetheless. GLOW–Girls Leading Our World–is a worldwide Peace Corps initiative, and in Georgia it takes the form of two week-long camps in the mountain resort village of Bakuriani. We had 90 girls from all over the country and 10 Georgian counselors. Our team of four PCVs worked for about a … Continue reading

რა უქნა (oh well)

რა უქნა (oh well)

Well, it’s been an interesting few weeks of super random activities. I’ve watched a lot of online cat videos, planted some seeds in the young minds of Georgia’s youth, and lowered my hygiene standards beyond recognition. Obviously very busy. Here is a smattering (cool word) of things that have been going on here while Americans … Continue reading

Taking the LSAT in a foreign country

Taking the LSAT in a foreign country

In the spirit of exams, let’s all take a little quiz here (mostly because I want to use this cool blog feature): Ok I’m glad we cleared that up. Here’s a rundown of what it’s like to determine your entire life’s future in the midst of utter economic chaos. But first, this meme: Studying In … Continue reading

The Sitch

The Sitch

  Imagine that you wake up in the morning, feeling uncomfortable. Is it your perpetual stomach ache? No, there’s something else this morning. Is it your back, from sleeping on sagging chain link for the last year? Probably, but that’s not what’s causing this especially vexatious vexation. Out of the thick layer of barking roosters, … Continue reading