In my previous post about fostering, I ended by saying that Nine Lives, a cat shelter in Athens, Greece, was going to send me a kitten to help Amelie feel more comfortable after being rescued from a pack of dogs. I showed a picture of a kitten who...did not come! He ended up having some… Continue reading Cat Fostering: Amelie and Nelly
One of the first things I did when I returned to Athens was visit Hans Harrison, the cat I fostered for 9 months, in his forever home. I sent pictures of him to Nine Lives, the cat shelter that had given him to me, and within hours I'd gotten a reply, "Do you want to… Continue reading Cat Fostering: Meet Amelie!
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!