I returned to the United States on the first day of July, but I feel like I left behind my entire life in Greece. It is a strange feeling, and after almost a week of being back, the strangeness continues to linger. Honestly, this is a very hard post to write – every time I […]Read more "Back, but Not Home"
On a much-needed day off last week, I set off with three companions on another island road trip. Once again I feel the need to mention that if you are going on holiday this year, Lesbos is the place to go. It has a beauty like no other place in the world! On this particular […]Read more "Island Road Trip, Part II – Lesbos, Greece"
I know, I know, it has been a while since my last post, but I think it is safe to say that I am officially running on Greek Time here, and that will not be changing anytime soon. Today was the day I was scheduled to return home (in a few hours in fact), but […]Read more "More Cats, More Time – Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece"
Last week I had an amazing day off from work (though I have to say I was thinking about the boys most of the time). I teamed up with one of the other volunteers who also had her day off and we decided to explore the island. We may not have had a plan, but […]Read more "Island Road Trip – Lesbos, Greece"
Once again, I have fallen a bit behind in writing and posting updates about my time here on Lesbos. So much has happened in the last few weeks that have kept me busy – and exhausted – so I haven’t had much time to write. But I felt I needed to take the time to […]Read more "More Than a Number – Molyvos, Greece"
So another update on my adventures on Lesbos… First of all, I feel like I am living in absolute paradise, and it has been fun in my time off to take pictures around the village where I live. Nothing beats the view (in any direction), but especially the view of the harbor. I don’t know, maybe […]Read more "Another Late Update – Molyvos, Greece"
I have some sad news to share from last week. On Wednesday morning of last week, one of the volunteer/staff members was on her way to work when she heard cries of distress coming from the dumpster near her house. When she investigated she found four newborn kittens (about two weeks old); one at the […]Read more "A Hard Week – Molyvos, Greece"
It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been settling into my new role/life in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in the world: Molyvos, Greece. I have been here about two weeks now and it has been an adjustment in several ways, though not all of […]Read more "Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece"
The next stop on my great European Adventure was London, England. I have wanted to visit this city for years and it was amazing to finally get to see it in person. The first night was filled with quite an adventure, but probably not in the way you would think. A little after four in […]Read more "England – April 2016"
After Dublin, I headed north on the train and made my way to Belfast, Northern Ireland. What an adventure, for so many reasons. If you had asked me a few months ago how I would feel about making my way across Europe solo I probably would have laughed at you. Lately my anxiety has been […]Read more "Northern Ireland – March/April 2016"