When I left the United States one and a half years ago to start my Peace Corps journey in Moldova, I didn't really plan to come home again until my two-plus year commitment was up. This past summer I was talking to my grandparents and they encouraged me to come home for Christmas, and since … Continue reading Home for Christmas
We headed back to school today after a two-week vacation. It's always hard to go back after some time off, but I'm thankful that I had a very relaxing, quiet vacation. Other than two short trips (one overnight and one day trip) to Chisinau, I just hung out at home and with my host family. … Continue reading Christmas Vacation Re-cap and Back to School!
This past week was our last week of school before our Christmas vacation. As in the United States, this meant end-of-semester grades, tests, and holiday celebrations. Although the date on which Christmas and New Year are celebrated varies throughout Moldova, in my town Christmas is celebrated on the traditional Orthodox date of January 7th, while … Continue reading Celebrating the Holidays at School
For the past several years, I have made hand-lettered Christmas cards for several of my friends at college. I've shared some of those here. This year is the first year that the designs were 100% my own, and also the first year that I've incorporated color. I went simple in the color department- black pen … Continue reading Hand-Lettered Christmas Cards
It has been more than a month since my last Life Lately post, and lots has happened since then, so I figured it was time for another one. Enjoyed...Christmas and my birthday yesterday. It feels very strange to be 20 now. It's like I'm grown up or something. I'm not sure I like it. Had … Continue reading Life Lately 12-26-2013