On August 22, 2014 I took an oath at the Ambassador’s mansion to serve my country as a PCV, and tomorrow is the exact day my group, Peru 23, officially completes our 27 months of service!
No Sleep Till Peace was started as a personal journal of my adventures in Peru, and surprisingly it has grown into a small community of almost 3,500 followers who have laughed, cried, and supported me and my Peruvian counterparts from afar. Fun fact… outside of the USA and Peru, the next largest group of followers is from Germany!
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to accompany me through the Peruvian Andes. Thank you for being there…
- When I arrived in Peru.
- When I moved into a new house, and another new house, and another new house, and finally the best house!
- When I pooped my pants.
- When I was chosen to pin the winning blue ribbons on the cows at the town fiesta.
- When I went to my first Carnaval and yunza celebration.
- When I was struggling to find the good things in my day to day life.
- When I made it out of the slump and learned the meaning of resiliency.
- When I taught seniors how to write business plans and they opened a movie theater!
- When my students and I made the finals of the Peace Corps Week Highlighting Happiness Video Contest.
- When this amazing group of women formed an IGA group and I worked with them.
- When I hiked to a glacier lake above 15,000 feet and thought I was going to die!
- When my parents came to visit and my dad taught a basketball camp.
- When I decided to stay a 3rd year as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Lima.
- When I said goodbye to my beloved Contumazá, Cajamarca. 🙁
Finally, thank you for your help this past weekend with the Peace Corps Blog It Home contest. We did it! No Sleep Till Peace was selected as a winner and I will be traveling to D.C. in October to continue sharing the Peruvian culture and my experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer.