As I walked out of the Quito airport mouth agape, I ran into the arms of a waiting Lucas. The snow-caped mountains, looming volcanoes, and deep valleys took my breath away-- literally-- as Lucas and I drove away from the city to Cumbaya. We arrived at Lucas's gorgeous home and was instantly greeted with a… Continue reading Hola Lindo, un Poco de Agua Por Favor?
It has taken me less than 3 days to finish Small Business Big Life by Louis Barajas. It's one of those "you have to read because it will change your life" books. Even if you're not looking to start a business, you should read it because it helps you understand your values and how to live a… Continue reading Why You Need to Read This Book
We need to take action to protect our earth... NOW. In the United States, it is easy for us to ignore climate change because it isn’t so in your face; we’re busy with our daily lives—driving here, driving there—the issue of climate change hasn’t been a top priority. We drink our coffee in to go… Continue reading Take Action, Save Our Planet
After spending two years in Vanuatu, it is so nice to finally be home- to see family, be around friends, and enjoy all the great things that encompass the United States of America. Everyone is a little older, kind of different, but mostly the same. Coming back to reality after having lived in a bubble… Continue reading Home Sweet Home
My favorite thing about Maewo is hands- down (/obviously) the children. We’ve got five year olds who are completely independent; they can walk about, look for food, and cook it—all on their own… as five year olds… Expert bush whackers, professional tree climbers, and certified BAD-ASSES, these Ni- Vanuatu children on Maewo continue to blow… Continue reading My Little Warriors
Shit. I've only got 6 months left of my Peace Corps life in Vanuatu. How quickly the time passes when time doesn't exist. I'm partly excited to be moving on to the next adventure and partly devastated to be leaving my village, my family, and my home for the past two years. But times not… Continue reading Mandela’s Lady
I've always known I've wanted to join the Peace Corps having only the knowledge that I'd get to travel and help people-- not fully understanding what it encompassed. I didn't realize how close I'd get to the people I started my service with and the many friends I'd make along the way. Three crazy intense months of… Continue reading Bes Fren Blo Mi