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.


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  1. წარმატებებს გისურვებ (c’armatebebs gisurveb) – inf
    (That’s good luck in Georgian — the informal form)
    Thanks for including me in the blog. You late 30s? I would never have believe that. Man, the Georgian alphabet looks like Arabic to me. Egads! Pookie is still hanging in there.
    Charley Dorland

    • So far you know more Georgian than me! I’m terrified of learning this language. Glad to hear that Pookie is doing alright. Chester has settled into his new (temporary) home quite well. I miss him terribly though. When I think that I won’t see him for the next two years, well, I just can’t. So I refuse to think about it. Hope you are enjoying the spring in Rochester!

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