Friends of Karen Campbell… ¿Qué piensas que significa?
Signs you might be living in a rainforest ….
Your shoes are green – from mold
Your clothes have unidentifiable stains that you learn are from … mold
You notice a lizard on your wall while chatting with someone in the states and don’t even think it’s worth mentioning
Your room (shared with two others from the same region) was fumigated by hotel staff after you unpack clothes (see above and aforementioned … mold)
You are on your fourth umbrella in three months
You hear about a volunteer who was told she had lung cancer and later learned it was … mold
Make up? What make up?
You celebrate coming to San Jose – solely because your clothes are dry for a few minutes
You are in site for three months and have already planned a bonfire for when your service date is over and you can burn your clothes (And, no, they wouldn’t be good to share with those “less fortunate”)
You have no intention of packing clothes for when you visit the states but you are going to buy a Tote
While you might forget your cell phone or even your computer when walking to school, you will not forget your sweat rag and fan
Have I mentioned mold?
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.
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