When I said goodbye to the women’s group that I work with, they gave me the most beautiful and thoughtful gift. This grass mat, woven by my friend and local grandmother ‘M’e Maletuka, has miniature versions of traditional Basotho objects hanging from it. They told me it was so I could share Basotho culture with … More Mpho


As I’m writing this, I have 8 days remaining in my village. Soon, I’ll be on my way to the capital for several days of paperwork, and soon after that… I’ll be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV).  For so long, my job was to do stuff. I conducted needs assessments, designed projects, and carried … More Transition

2 Years

Today, October 7, marks two years since I stepped off a plane in Lesotho. Last year, I wrote a post about the things I’d gained and lost in my first year here. This year, I don’t have quite the same kind of well-planned post, but I have some thoughts all the same.  Peace Corps is … More 2 Years

Funny Moments 8

As of today, I have less than 2 months remaining in my Peace Corps service. That sentence makes me feel… everything… so instead, here’s a list of things that have made me laugh recently!  My host family feeds my dog when I’m out of town. Recently I came home to see my 2 year old … More Funny Moments 8