A new beginning

Quick synopsis:  The Great Flu of 2018 happened, and I didn’t leave for Madagascar on February 26 as scheduled. A bit of background: In 2005 I became a pediatric respiratory therapist and have been working in health care ever since. I became a registered nurse in 2015 with the goal of choosing a slightly different career … More A new beginning

Tick Tock

Tonight I had dinner with one of my best friends and as if often the case, we got around to talking about my upcoming plans. The immediate [I leave in three weeks], the intermediate [I want to go to NP school when I get back], and the distant [I’d like to get married someday].  There … More Tick Tock

Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps To Do List I have never been one to make lists, or more accurately, I have never been one to follow what’s on the list, but for an undertaking of this magnitude, I started preparing and list-making as soon as I submitted the application. Just last week I left my job.  I transferred … More Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps Interview

Interviews are not my favorite thing. Now coming from someone who has blogged for 10+ years this next statement may seem a bit out of context.  I don’t really like talking about myself.  I don’t like tooting my own horn, and I really don’t like talking about ‘failures’. Any interview can be daunting, but getting ready … More Peace Corps Interview


The Peace Corps’ sent my invitation to serve on July 27, 2017 via e-mail.  I was past the point of obsessively checking my email like I did for the first few weeks after my interview. I popped in randomly to check my email, only to be disappointed by the lack of updates.  My check-ins were … More Accepted