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"
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"
Again, as I was looking back through old posts, I noticed that this post had bad formatting, so I am republishing it with the corrections, I hope you enjoy it: My birthday is always a hard one to plan around. Most of my friends are gone on Christmas Eve to be with their families for […]Read more "Haiti 2014/2015"
I wanted to reformat this post as I did not like the way I had laid it out before (I am currently reformatting and redoing my entire blog to simplify things and clean it up a little), but I feel it is especially important for this post because this was the country that started it […]Read more "Cambodia, A Love Story"
So, the final countdown begins. I have a little less than five days now until I begin my next adventure: Haiti. I am excited to be spending my birthday, Christmas, and the New Years in Haiti, volunteering on a clean water and community development project. I will be spending time in a village about sixty […]Read more "Haiti Update"
This last weekend I had the great pleasure of volunteering as an assistant coach for my local Special Olympics swim team at the regional competitions in Corvallis, OR. Volunteering has always been a huge part of my life and this year marks the sixth year I have been volunteering with Special Olympics Oregon. I always […]Read more "Give Back: Special Olympics"