As the new social issues reporter at the Citizen-Times, I think it's important to tell you that I'm bit of a volunteer junkie.
I spent the last three years of my life volunteering with the U.S. Peace Corps. For reasons I'm still unsure of, my husband and I chose to leave our jobs in Michigan near our friends and family and move to the middle of nowhere. At first we were sent to Kazakhstan. Placed in the remote Kyzyl Kum desert in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, at times it felt like it was just us and the camels.
Most recently, we were in Rwanda, in central/eastern Africa. We lived a in tiny village near the Ugandan border, where people farmed for less than a dollar a day and families' lives rotated around planting seasons and the rain.
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Writer, World Traveler, Mother. These are my stories.