Category Peace Corps

The Final Stretch

The day has finally come, were I received the attached email reading “Group 92 Closing of Service Letter”. I cannot hold back my excitement, or fib, for I am as overcome with emotion as I was the day I received my invitation to serve. My experience has been a drastic roller coaster where I at […]

Church Going People

For us, the Westernized non-going church era, it is hard to imagine integrating church into our daily routine. With devoting our mornings to setting our intention, engaging ourselves in daily meditations and attending weekly yoga sessions, it is as if we have deemed church going as something of the past and replaced it with a […]

No Access, No Problem!

As a Peace Corps volunteer, part of my job is to consciously look for the needs in my community. Having no peer educator in Korovou, I have recognized the need to get important health information to youth specifically! Recently, I have been accompanying the nursing staff at the Korovou Hospital and educating the youth in different communities […]

Electricity, What’s That?

Could you live without electricity? When asked this particular question two years ago, I followed it with a million more questions. The list was exhaustive, and ranged from matters including: how to charge my phone, cook my food, bathe, and even see at night. These questions haunted me, for I truly could not fathom a […]

The Nasautoka Way

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the Nasautoka Village’s Eco-Tourism Project, where the village youth welcomed various travelers from around the world by introducing them to their Fijian culture. The experience allowed visitors to partake in a traditional welcome ceremony, ride on a bilibili (raft) down the river which is their main […]

My Saving Grace

Signing up for the Peace Corps means facing the good and the bad, and experiencing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. And while we all pray for a smooth-sailing service, there will inevitably be life events that will be entirely out of your control. Some blows will be small, and others will […]

Heaven Gained an Angel

When I received my invitation to the Peace Corps, I truly believed that the people whom I loved and cared about would still be there when I got back. Unfortunately, what I failed to realize is that life has its own plan and own schedule. For when my mother called the evening on February 28th, 2017, I knew that one of those people […]