Finding My Golden Ticket in Moshi

Because I intended to blog by my own volition, agreeing to blog for internship credit is just killing two birds with one stone; I knew that I would want to document this experience with writing, plus some of the required prompts have helped to detangle my thoughts pretty well.  The questions I am supposed to…

An Expert on Education?

This past week I had the opportunity to visit Arusha, a city about two hours away.  As school is currently not in session, and Silverleaf is at a transitional point in establishing new schools, the current source of income is through teacher training workshops.  My boss asked me to attend for a few of the…

Tender

For some reason, the word of the week has been “tender”.  Any sentimental or sweet moment, or really any moment for that matter, has been dubbed tender by my friend and future roommate, Zainab.  This isn’t like tender meat; it is meant to imply something that makes a person say “awwww”. Needless to say, when…

Do You Have Any Questions?

My knack for asking questions has become quite the joke among my friends on this trip. Not only have I asked too many to count so far, but I’ve now noticed that I keep sharing stories that revolve around me asking questions.  I figure that asking questions is often low-risk. What’s the harm? When I…

An Homage to Mr. Houpt

Seeing a friend this past week reminded me of a song we used to love to sing in music class back in middle school; Mr. Houpt would let us choose a few songs to “warm up”, and while I knew I wasn’t musically gifted, I always loved his personality (just another teacher who left a…

What I Learned from Some Art on Walls

A packing list for 10 weeks in Tanzania: 1 pair of jeans 2 pair of dress pants 5-7 blouses 1-2 button downs 5-8 dresses/skirts 1 pair of shorts 3 pair athletic shorts 4 pair leggings cargo pants 5-7 t-shirts 2 workout tank tops 3 regular tank tops 2 camis 1 rain jacket 2 light cardigans/sweaters…

“May” You Join Me in June?

May 1, 2017. Leaving at the beginning of the month of June means that the month of May is extra special, as it is my last full month in The States until September.  It represents the final days of preparation but in terms of a single month, just 30 days, 4 weeks.  The time feels…