I smiled as I wrote their very fifth-grade answers on the white board and was struck with a gigantic “ah-ha” moment as I realized what I’m most thankful for this Thanksgiving season: Thailand.
If I can’t yet prove to my little loves that girls can indeed rule the world, I’ll sure as hell show them we can change it.
With the first term of school under my belt, I thought I’d share a bit about what I did in my classes and schools since they started in mid-May.
At first, she didn’t see me, which was kind of funny in the moment, but eventually we found each other and, per Allard family tradition, both started crying.
Our Reconnect conference provided us opportunity to reconnect with familiarities, reevaluate purposes and goals, and rejuvenate the sense of adventure that brought us here in the first place.
“Be patient. The change you want to see in the world will not happen right away.”
Peace Corps life can absolutely be lonely, but PCVs are never truly alone.
As a Mother’s Day tribute, I thought I’d try to explain a little bit of Peace Corps journey my mom unknowingly embarked on when I boarded that plane in January.
The word "bpai-tiao" means "travel" or "visit" in Thai, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite words to hear and use, simply because it means seeing and experiencing new places.
In a very official and goosebump-ey fashion, we raised our right hands and recited the oath that more than 5,000 others in Thailand have taken before us.
Just like that, we found ourselves in the final week of PST. WHOA!