One Year

One year ago today I took an oath and was sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer. It’s hard to explain, or even remember everything that has happened since that day. It’s also somehow hard to believe I’m halfway through my service. While I find it hard to write a post that encapsulates the last…

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…

Miss Zoe

Before departing for Namibia, I was asked time and time again what my job here would be. While I knew I would be working in the Community Economic Development (CED) sector, I knew nothing beyond that. Literally nothing. Assuming I would be helping with small businesses in one way or another, that’s what I told people –…

Life ‘Round Here

I’ve been at site for a month now, and it really feels like home. I know (almost all) my co-worker’s names, I’ve met my neighbors, I’ve semi-joined a netball team and I’m no longer afraid to ride in a taxi alone – even if I still can’t tell them how to get to my house….