In the last couple weeks I have improved my Spanish vocabulary, taught customer service, helped find internships for 30+ students, attempted to surf, applied to 5 graduate schools, ran 5k’s, swam in a cave (twice), hosted wonderful Peace Corps Volunteers at my house, got a new green card, drank beet juice, organized a trash pick up, rode my bike, drank dark beer, done yoga and listened to The Economist.
This week I am visiting Santo Domingo for the first time since early May and heading out to my old village to hang out with my Dominican friends and family.
In just 8 short days I will be heading to the US for my 30 day special leave. Just one of the many advantages of being a 3rd year Peace Corps Volunteer. During my visit, it looks like I will be celebrating my mom’s birthday, heading to NYC twice, deer hunting, growing a beard for No Shave November and going to my brother’s house warming party.