Celebrating Youth Health

In the weeks leading up to my evacuation from Guyana, I had been working on one of the last projects I would do in my community – assisting my local health center with starting clinic day for adolescents. The Youth Health Clinic, as we named it, would allow in-school and out of school youth ages […]

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Elections & Evacuation

One week ago today all plans for my Peace Corps service were changed, but this story starts weeks prior. On March 3, there was a national election in Guyana. Since this was a special election (outside of the normal election times), there were concerns about the political atmosphere following the results. Historically there have been […]

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The Music That Fuels Me

Music is everything to me. If I’m not binge-watching TV shows, I’m probably playing music. Spotify has become my BFF while in my service. There isn’t a day that I don’t play music because it offers a great outlet for whatever mood you’re in. When I have access to good wifi, I like to create […]

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20 Goals for 2020

Peace Corps service is a great time for intentional (or unintentional) self-reflection, which is how I have come to writing this post. Before leaving for my New Year’s trip to Barbados, I spent a good amount of time reflecting on my 2019 and the things I hope for 2020. Like most people, there are highs […]

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Ambitions for Peace Corps

During college and my AmeriCorps services, I learned that goal-setting can be really important for holding onto your purpose for doing something. Goals can give you things to look forward to and a gentle reminder for why you decided to do something in the first place. I knew that if I wanted to be able […]

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You Asked, I Answered

Sometimes I need a little motivation to write about life in Guyana, so after my last post, I took to social media (Instagram and Facebook to be exact) to see what people want to know about my service. In response, I got the following questions. Here are my answers! How did your AmeriCorps experience and […]

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The One with the Big Project

All Peace Corps Volunteers have a primary project. It’s the thing we sign on to do for 27 months when we hit the ‘Apply’ button on the Peace Corps website. On top of our primary projects, some volunteers do secondary projects. Those projects have the potential to be large or small, inside or outside of […]

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Life Update

So here I am . . . finally writing a new blog post after almost 6 months of radio silence. I guess maybe I should apologize for that leave of absence huh? . . . Nahh. You guys are fine. My family and immediate friends have heard from me in the last couple of months, […]

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Miss Meredith! Miss Meredith!

Hello family, friends, and other readers, I apologize for taking so long to create my next blog post. I am sure you’re curious about how I am doing and what I am doing. You see, every time I go to write about my experiences thus far, I keep finding myself in a dilemma with whether […]

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Dear GUY 31

Congratulations! We did it! We made it through the application, interview, invitation, medical and legal clearance, staging, training, and swearing-in. We started off as 38, which quickly turned to 37, and sadly ended with only 33 of us official gaining the title of Peace Corps Volunteer. “. . . the question we didn’t have to ask […]

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