After my first Bonnaroo, I immediately started telling everyone who would listen that Colorado NEEDED to have a great camping festival of its own. What better backdrop could anyone hope for at a weekend of camping and music than that of the Rockies? Well, three years later, the people who brought us the beloved Electric Forest made that a reality.
I’ve officially reached the home stretch of the countdown to Rwanda. I’ve gotten my medical clearance, I’m fully moved home to Colorado, I’ve said goodbye to [most] of my friends, and I’ve slowly started to plan and gather everything I’m going to be taking with me.
“I will happily embrace a Latin night at a gay club at the theme park capital of the world as the ultimate symbol of what is truly wonderful about America.” – John Oliver, Last Week Tonight
Departure for Rwanda is still five months away, but it has already come time for a bittersweet farewell to my life in the District of Columbia as I prepare to move home to Colorado. Continue reading “A Time for Farewells: Reflecting on My Time in D.C.”
One day in particular during my recent visit to China really warranted its own post, as it is both a hilarious anecdote and an excellent exercise in flexibility and going with the flow (an essential to success in the Peace Corps, I have been told). Continue reading “Whirlwind in China – Detour to Tibet”
For every one notion I had of what it would be like to visit China, I found at least half a dozen new things to love about the country and its citizens during my time there. Continue reading “Whirlwind in China”
It has been almost two weeks since I opened my email one afternoon to find the long awaited, much anticipated “Invitation!” message in my inbox. Continue reading “5 Reasons I Decided to Join the Peace Corps”