I've been in Vancouver for a week, and I feel amazing! Two of my coworkers got here before me, and it was so fun to see them in a new context. We are at our parent organization for two weeks of training, since two of us have new positions and the third wanted additional training… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Canada #15: FIRST WEEK OF TRAINING
It's my last week in Greece according to my 90-day visa, so I'm officially being kicked out of the EU tomorrow. I'll be in the States for a bit, then Vancouver for work training, then back in the States waiting for my 2-year visa to be approved! I expected my last week here to be… Continue reading Year 2| A Week in Greece #13: US TEAM, NEW BABY, MISSION MEETINGS
Last weekend, one of our women at HD gave birth to a baby boy. I went to visit them on Tuesday morning with one of our volunteers, and mostly I sat around asking questions like, "Is it weird to think that he used to live inside you?" while the volunteer did actually helpful things like… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Greece #12: BABIES and WEEKEND DAY TRIPS
On Sunday, I skipped church to meet up with Rosie and cheer on Kendra as she finished the Athens half-marathon. Sometimes I feel the urge to want to want to be a runner, but that's only ever as far as it goes. I was much more excited about the second part, which was when we got… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Greece #11: BIRTHDAY PT. 2 and WORK BURDENS
I had a pretty amazing week, mostly because I gave myself a lot of downtime to socially recover. I mean, I think I did, but when I look back on my calendar, I realize that I had a GEM work dinner on Monday, Greek lessons and K-Drama Club on Tuesday, and went to Cap Cap… Continue reading Year 2| A Week in Greece #10: I TURNED 29!
I am only JUST feeling human again after cuddling with my cat for the past couple hours. It has been such a crazy couple weeks, especially because my (very fun) trip to Thessaloniki last weekend gave me no time to rest before another crazy week. The hardest part about being the Program Coordinator at HD… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Greece #9: K-DRAMA CLUB and HD WEEKEND RETREAT
This week was EXHAUSTING. By the end of the week I felt like I'd worked double, which is weird because the week actually started with a holiday! Clean Monday is the Greek start of Lent. My roommates and I got the traditional bread and halva to eat for breakfast, and then we went out to… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Greece #8: A LOT OF LUCIANA and THESSALONIKI