Hello my dearest friends!
Yes, it’s been a fabulously long time since you heard from me personally, but here I am, fresh faced and ready to dispense some sage advice to anyone who has ever considered, is considering, or might ever, possibly, probably, maybe consider working in Africa in the near future.
Who am I . . . → Read More: How to get a job working in Africa.
Yesterday, I realized how close I came to transforming back into a my past self. A self whose life revolved around my credit score and the cleanliness of my office desk. What I was like thirteen months ago.
Thirteen months ago, I embarked on a journey which took me through seven countries, three of which . . . → Read More: How could I forget?
Everything in quotations are lyrics from Jack Johnson songs. I do not own these lyrics, nor the songs, nor am I affiliated with Jack Johnson. I’m just a broke conservation biologist who was sitting around one night listening to his awesome music and started to make his music describe how I’m feeling.
Before I got . . . → Read More: Jack Johnson Inspired Post…About Africa.
It was the day after I arrived in Germany. I’d just woken up. I immediately checked for new bug bites; a silly habit from Equatorial Guinea. It was cold outside, and I was wearing a sweater. I took my breakfast (fresh bread, marmalade, butter, and yogurt) out onto the porch. The bright spring sun gave . . . → Read More: Raspberry yogurt, a volkswagon, and a friend: Germany.
For your reading pleasure…a post about my last day in Equatorial Guinea, after I had just lived there by myself for a month. Never got posted:
I have spent a month living in a West African city. One month. I remember my first two days here: I was terrified to exit my hostel. I refused . . . → Read More: The Learning Curve: Living in a developing country
Tonight I was sick. So instead of going out to a local bar and watching soccer with my roommate Oliver (pronounced Oleeveeay), I stayed in. I would elaborate on my sickness but it’s not too important and probably just brought on by eating street food. Anyway, moving onto the point of this post…being at home . . . → Read More: One, two…five things I've learned about myself.
I am SO proud to be able to say that I have done it. I have completed the first part of my trip. The trip that inspired this blog, my charity, a new perspective on life, and most importantly: My wardrobe.
During the last nine months I have met some of the . . . → Read More: For they are jolly good fellows!
Hopefully all is hangin’ well in your respective areas…as it is here in Madagascar. Life is crazy at the moment because Your’s Truly returns to the great ol’ United States in just TEN DAYS! TEN DAYS! Amazing, huh?
No worries, my peeps, I will be blogging faithfully about all of my deepest feelings . . . → Read More: Hey Dudes and Dudettes! Giving back to Madagascar and Equatorial Guinea.
I have to admit something: I’m still having a hard time meeting locals, and that makes me sad.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a core group of friends here; about 10-15 people…half of which are Malagasy. They’re awesome people; so much fun and genuinely caring. The problem, though, is that I met these people . . . → Read More: Still having a hard time meeting locals…
Ok, so it hasn’t been a month…it’s only been a week since I launched the project…but it is the end of the month, and I thought an update would only be appropriate!
Since I started publicly raving and ranting about my charity, I’ve had very encouraging responses. It is so enlightening to see who has . . . → Read More: Update on my charity project: The first month!