Namibians

About a week ago, I posed a question on Facebook: “Does a country make the people, or do the people make a country?” I already have my personal stance on this, but I was curious as to what other people thought. Especially from an American versus Namibian perspective. Overwhelmingly, Namibians answered that the people make…

Riding the Rollercoaster

It’s no secret that serving as a volunteer isn’t always easy. There are times when I’ve felt amazing about what I’m doing and times when I feel completely demotivated and uninspired. Days when I feel proud of the progress I’ve made integrating into the community, and days when I feel very much alone. Emotionally, the…

No sleep till Windhoek.

Preface: that is a picture of me avoiding sideways hail on the Oregon coast last weekend but it’s also pretty symbolic of how I feel about moving halfway across the world sometimes. Attractive, I know. “Are you excited? Scared? Ready?” See: last post. (Hint: all of the above). That’s what everyone’s been asking me lately….

It’s okay to be scared.

“It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” Deciding to do something like move to the other side of the world is a big deal. I would argue that moving away from anywhere you call home is daunting for the majority of people. While preparing to begin…