I've been all over the country this week! Last Friday, my brother met me in Vancouver, and we had dinner with my Greek coworkers and Canadian trainers. Then we drove across the border, and I spent the weekend in Seattle with him and his partner. We did some touristy things on Saturday, like touring fancy… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in the United States #17: SEATTLE, PEORIA, and DALLAS
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
Last Sunday I flew back to the United States because my 90-day visa is up, and tomorrow, I fly to Vancouver for two weeks of work training. That left me with six days of laziness, which were more needed than I realized. It is so nice to take a brain break from work stress and… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in THE UNITED STATES #14: Resting with Friends and Books
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!