Eruptions of New …

11141139_10153349897317275_8238403834530470915_nI realized last night as I prepared for a long bus ride to see one of Costa Rica’s volcanoes that my blow dryer (purchased for my first trip to China in 1989) was older than many of my cohorts in my Peace Corps training group. After a breathtakingly beautiful 4 hour bus ride this morning in which I became the student as two shared their vastly broader knowledge of Spanish with me, a day in the care of another and her host family as all our needs were met, and a return ride listening to the energy and stories unfolding on dark twists and turns of the road, I know that age is simply a number and that I have much to learn from my companions on this journey!

Volcano view from the lake
Volcano view from the lake
When I chat with Chelsea I feel like I'm advising a younger me. I'm also learning from her!
When I chat with Chelsea I feel like I’m advising a younger me. I’m also learning from her!
Elizabeth is an "old soul" and a new friend. She inspires me.
Elizabeth is an “old soul” and a new friend. She inspires me.


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Started in Tennessee, spent time in Alabama and made way to Costa Rica after 20 years in Texas. I've focused on communications professionally in the worlds of church, government and nonprofits. Now I'm feeding my longtime love of volunteering as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. Just in case you don't know me very well ... The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.

2 thoughts on “Eruptions of New …”

  1. Thanks for sending me all that info. I am enjoying it.

    Hope you are doing okay.

    Your mother said she had to send you some new pants.

    We finished our lentil soup last night. Thanks for that

    1. Glad you enjoyed! Just talked to Mom for Mother’s Day. She’s excited to share her “porch” with lots of folks coming over today. Thinking of you and “Miss” Julia!

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