Getting Oriented …

phoThe rain couldn’t douse my enthusiasm this morning but it did make for a perfect day to enjoy a bowl of Pho in downtown Houston when I learned that orientation REALLY didn’t get underway until around 2 p.m. So I’m relishing the good feelings of having spent last night with friends who made it through the downpour to enjoy one more “going away” get-together.  And I’m also taking the time to chronicle a few of the feelings that have already made me ponder. Continue reading Getting Oriented …

Getting a Head Start on Flexibility

Winter WonderlandMe in the Winter WonderlandSunny Winter WonderlandWalked to the library today to get wifi on Day 3 of our personal introduction to Frozen: The Reality Series. Had to laugh when I opened the email with my note of introduction to my

Peace Corps mentor advised me that due to rural conditions in Costa Rica, I shouldn’t expect immediate responses, that she might have to walk some distance to get access to email.

I wonder if her walk is this beautiful?

Growing Pains

You know the cars that only require the key to be in the vehicle so that you can push the button and go? My mother has one. My mother also has a big purse where that key usually resides. That’s the purse she had with her as my sister and I let her out at her doctor’s appointment. Any guesses as to what I might have said when I realized my screw up AFTER turning the car off several miles away? … And in case you ever need to know … Jackson, TN is not exactly the taxi hub of the state. Which is why rather than going to see my uncle in the hospital this afternoon, first my aunt had to bring my mother’s keys to me. … Less than a week at home and I’m 17 again!

What I Told the Peace Corps — Aspiration Statement

IMG_2646In October 2014, after 8 months from application to acceptance into the Peace Corps, I was asked to complete an Aspiration Statement. In many ways, I’m still on the Camino walk I took in the spring as a means of helping to determine if I were up for a new adventure. I’m following what seemed to work then, simply putting one foot in front of the other and anticipating what’s around the next bend…

A: Three professional attributes that you plan to use during your Peace Corps service … Continue reading What I Told the Peace Corps — Aspiration Statement