Monthly Archives: September 2010

I’m back in!

This is starting to feel real. I received a call from the Office of Medical Services informing me that my eye doctor “Approved” of the revised plan of care regarding annual eye pressure checks while serving in the PC. That’s … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

Recently I was diagnosed with “Open early glaucoma (suspected.)” Apparently it is common among “seasoned” individuals. I saw my ophthalmologist on Monday and my eye pressure had gone down from the last time I had it checked. My doctor was … Continue reading

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Cassava…the wonder food

Last week a friend of mine from Nigeria introduced me to the cassava root. He tried to explain its versatility to me but ultimately decided to make me several foods using the root. He worked with it in a ground … Continue reading

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Top 10 List of Fears About Joining the Peace Corps (#2)

#2:  A feral goat will become my pet and my generic allergy meds won’t cover goat dander.

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Waiting

So I’m waiting. Waiting on myself actually. I am the official obstacle standing between being issued an invitation to serve, and not. What’s left? Well, during my interview I divulged that I had some debt. Not a crazy amount but … Continue reading

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Silence

I just reached a new milestone…I meditated for over 30 minutes and I feel wonderful. Peaceful, contented, grounded. I’m sitting quietly in my sunroom. I’ve turned off my cell phone and unplugged my home phone. The TV and radio are … Continue reading

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Why am I going into the Peace Corps?

Why are you going into the Peace Corps? People ask me that. Mostly my Life Coach asks. She doesn’t ask me because she doesn’t know the answer. She invites me to really explore the personal work I did to arrive … Continue reading

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