Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving!

Wow, has it been a long time or what? To start off with, I want to wish a very belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Life here in Vanuatu definitely has its ups and downs, but I wanted to make sure I took some time to list some things I’m thankful for- -Coconut trees and everything…

We’ll Blame This on Island Time

After eleven weeks of training, nine moves, eight flights, six hotels, four languages, three new families, and one cyclone, I’m happy to announce that I’ve officially been sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer!  (Sorry for not having pictures for y’all, after taking plenty of pics throughout pre-service training and our swearing in, I left…

It Takes a Village

 After we left Vila at the end of Week 1, the Community Health volunteers took boats out to a nearby island named Pele and were split up amongst its three relatively connected villages by our three different language groups. My language group had the privilege of being hosted by the gracious people of Piliura. Life…

Cyclone Donna Update!

Halo! For those that haven’t heard, Cyclone Donna was dancing around Vanuatu for the last few days and the Peace Corps evacuated volunteers from sites, both training and permanent. We are safe here in Port Vila and the cyclone seems to have passed safely by. It impacted the northern provinces fairly heavily and our sites…

Heading Off the Grid!

Hey y’all,  It’s been a crazy few days in country! We’ve been busy pretty much from sun up to sun down everyday talking about a wide range of safety issues such as water safety, situational awareness, and malaria prophylaxis and self testing (Don’t worry Mom, I’m already on malaria meds)! I’ve been getting up in…

Greetings from Vanuatu! 

Hey y’all! The last 72 hours have been a blur, and I’ll have more on that later. After a couple of long days of traveling, we arrived in Vanuatu safe and sound! After a night of much needed rest, I woke up this morning to the first glimpse of my new home, and I want…

Family and Friends

Hello everyone! It’s happening! I’m less than two weeks away from landing in Vanuatu, and I wanted to give y’all a bit of general information about what I’m doing and how we can stay in touch (for those that don’t already know)! For the next two-plus years, I’ll be living and working in Vanuatu as…