A tribute to my high school journalism teacher Mrs. Abplanalp:
Who: A thirty something who grew up in various midwestern states but spent the last 13 years in New York state. A lover of new adventures and challenges.
What: Serving in the Peace Corps.
When: April 2013 to July 2015
Where: The, by all accounts, beautiful country of Georgia.
Why: Short answer: I’ve wanted to do this since I was in college and found myself newly in a position of few obligations and limited responsibility.
Slightly longer answer: I’ve always wanted to live in another culture. I’ve always wanted to learn a second language (and, as a less than gifted language learner, immersion is the only way for me). I want to work in international development but lack extensive international experience. I needed some dramatic change in my life.