"HALLELUJAH RAINY SEASON HAS ARRIVED" I just opened up my computer to find this one line saved as a draft blog post on May 20th. Clearly, I've got some catching up to do. The good news is that it's still rainy season, so I can stick with that first sentence. I've lived in Colombia for… Continue reading April showers, August showers, lots of cold showers
What's that? ANOTHER blog post? Within the same WEEK? Look hoo's catching up!!! Semana Santa is a big week here in Colombia, I flew to Panama City, Panama, to meet up with my parents and get some much needed R&R. We spent four days together there and went hiking, visited the canal, and a lot… Continue reading PCV on Vacation!!
Oh hello there! Can you believe March is over?? I know I can't!! (Yes, we're still doing this thing where we pretend I'm not terribly behind on blogging..I'll catch up eventually). March was an eventful month, filled with lots of ups, downs, bus rides, and late nights staring at Excel. It's almost as if the… Continue reading Marching along
Hello! Happy February!! It's the month of the Superbowl (RIP the Vikings' season), Valentine's Day (technically celebrated in September here), President's Day (...also not relevant here), and of course....CARNAVAL! The fun thing about it being 100 degrees year round here is that I never know what season, let alone month, it is back home. It… Continue reading Let’s pretend it’s February
Whenever I hear the word "remember," I think of my high school choir director (Sup, DH). Whenever we sang a song with the word "remember" in it, he'd make sure we pronounced it re-MEM-ber, rather than RE-member, because RE-member would mean re-attaching your arms and legs after being dismembered. It's a pretty weird image for… Continue reading Remember me?
Greetings! As you may have noticed, keeping up with this blog on a weekly or even biweekly (using either the twice-a-week or every-two-weeks definition of the word) basis is hard for me. It's not because I'm too busy (yet??), or because I don't want to take the time to recount my daily activities (I call my… Continue reading Maya’s maybe-monthly mundo
A conversation I've had multiple times in the last couple months: Friend who works normal corporate job in the US: Can you elaborate on what you're actually doing? Me: With my life? Idk... Friend: No, like on a daily basis. What do you actually do every day? So I actually wrote this blog post about… Continue reading Some days in the life
On Thursday morning, I woke up, hopped in the (wonderfully cold) shower, and got ready for training. For breakfast my host mom gave me two empanadas stuffed with cheese and sausage and a glass of jugo de mora. My host abuela asked if I had any clothes to put in the laundry and I gave… Continue reading With a little help from my friends
Hey y'all, I know I promised I'd write every week, and the worst part is that I honestly have no excuse for not doing it! I have WiFi here in my host family's house and the power has only gone out a few times this week, so I really should be writing more frequently. I… Continue reading Lazy blogging
I’ve been here for three weeks, which in the grand 27-month scheme of things, is basically just the cover, title page, and table of contents of a book. And since I know I'm not supposed to judge books by their covers, it feels too early to make any judgments about Colombia, aside from noting the… Continue reading Judging a book by its first 3 weeks