Hey all, can you believe it’s almost April already? Since my last post, I’ve mistaken the month to still be January at least a few times. I’ve also had the opportunity to wrap up the fundraiser at my work placement and to move houses. This is because my beloved host family will soon be returning … Continue reading Coffins and Cordilleras
This past week I was lucky enough to say that four members from my home church cared enough about my wellbeing and work to travel halfway across the world to see me. One of the members was my mom! 36 hours after leaving Washington D.C., the group landed in Dumaguete, tired but excited for a … Continue reading Home folks, Dumaguete arts
The opportunity to serve as a volunteer in the Philippines has provided a context for me to identify parts of my identity such as values, needs, and comfort levels. I have known for several years that one of my needs is structure in routine, probably in part because I grew up in a society with … Continue reading Lessons from being stranded
Here’s a short video about my Christmas in the Philippines. Whether you’re drenched in sweat from Filipino humidity or shivering through a Boston blizzard, sending island sun to you as you watch!