Basketball Camp and Coach Scott

My dad is a basketball coach, perfect! So after a quick meeting with the high school athletic director in my town it was decided that my dad would facilitate a 3-day basketball camp with the two P.E. teachers. We started with dribbling, passing, and shooting drills! It was the first time I had seen boys and girls playing the same sport together at this specific high school.

The One about Death 

One of the greatest misconceptions about Peace Corps is that it is for the adventurous backpacker type who wants to travel around a new country for two years. Yes we do get two vacation days a month, but this stereotype couldn´t be further from the truth. Peace Corps is about moving to a new country and successfully integrating into a new community by living there. Actually living there. Finding friends, working, grocery shopping, celebrating birthdays, weddings, town fiestas and even funerals. Death is a part of life no matter where you live in the world, and during my time in Peru I have attended numerous funerals.

Treat Yo Self

Training is a full time gig and with classes from 8am-5pm every weekday and some cultural activities on weekends it’s nice to get out of our bubble every now and then. Peace Corps is a 24/7 job, especially in site when your whole community knows everything you’re doing. Our bosses understand that, so we get…

Week Four and the 4th (of July)

Time is flying!! We are past the month mark in Peru and it feels like just yesterday I was enjoying Papasito’s brunch with my friends in Texas. This week was all about the Peace Corps goal of sharing U.S. culture in Peru, so to start the week our class spent a morning making chili for…