6 Sweaty Months

The start of this month marks 6 months in country and I’m wonder where the hell did that time go!? How have I lived here for half a year already? How have I already finished a quarter of my service? I’ve been pondering all of these questions as I prepare to travel to Morogoro for…

Sunscreen: The New Daily Moisturizer

The pass weeks I have had to learn to readjust to the new changes in weather. As of recently the ever deceiving cooler mornings are an inaccurate foreshadowing of the windy, extreme-sun filled day that follows. I have been using the phrase “jua ni mbaya kwa ngozi kama hii”, which loosely translates to the sun…

Like The Picture Of This Onion….

…..this post has plenty of randomness to fill your life. I forgot to post last week so I felt like it was necessary to post this week to make up for it, although there is not much to announce. Thanks again to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and sent me gifts, really made…

Thoughtless Thursday Pt. 2

Nothing to interesting to report this week. I had a birthday (it’s a Tanzanian tradition on your birthday to feed other people cake you’ll understand more when you see the picture below), did a little traveling to Dodoma for a regional training, and recently meet with a local NGO (Thubutu Africa Initiatives) in hopes we…

100 Days And Counting

Today marks my 23rd trip around the sun and I can honestly say I would have never guessed I would be spending it in East Africa and sharing this day with a little girl I met just a month and a half ago. Since moving to my site almost a month ago now I have…

Officially Official pt. 2

As promised I have decided to do a special feature on the big day since I was not able to include photos and feels in the last post. I was going to post last week but due to unforeseen data connection problems I could not. The morning of swear-in was fairly stressful mostly because of…