Ukraine

Pulled directly from my previous blog, below are the posts that I wrote while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. Click on the chronologically ordered links to experience my 27 months in the beet-filled borderlands of Eastern Europe.

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Need some advice on which posts to read?

– See “If You Want To Go Far…”, “What Am I Doing Here”, “Colour Me Ukraine”, “Springing Awake”, “The Moment”, & “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love” to read some of my personal favorite posts (Numbers 2, 21, 25, 28, 31, & 33).

-If you’re a lists person, see “The 10 Commandments of Peace Corps Ukraine”, “Just Another Day in the Life”, “Happy Independence Day Ukraine”, and “The One Where She Makes it In Ukraine for a Whole Year”. (Numbers:  8, 14, 22, & 24 )

-To read some vignettes, short stories, or mundane descriptions of my everyday life, visit “Sugar Beets and Bob Dylan”, “Notes from the Boarderlands”, “Just Another Day in the Life”,  “Almost Summer”, and “The Beginning of the End.” (9, 13, 14, 19, & 32)

-For a brief interlude in Russia, see “Back in the USSR” (Number: 30). The US can be spotted in “There and Back Again” (Number 29) . And France features in “The Great Escape” (Number 26).

But of course, to really understand the crazy, emotional, turbulent, and incredible journey that was my 27-month-long  life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, read them all!

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1. So…Why Peace Corps? (11 August 2010)

2. If You Want to Go Far… (21 September 2010)

3. Welcome to the Peace Corps Family (26 September 1010)

4. What Color is Your Yarn (28 September 1010)

5. 16 Kilos of Salt (29 September 2010)

6. I’d Rather Have Warm Boots (5 October 2010)

7. Sugar Beets and Bob Dylan (9 November 2010)

8. The 10 Commandments of Peace Corps Ukraine (1 December 2010)

9. Some Videos (December 2010)

10. Where in the World is Alexandra Angel (26 December 2010)

11. A Month of Holidays (6 January 2011)

12. My Answer is Yes (1 February 2011)

13. Notes From the Boarderlands (3 March 2011)

14. Just Another Day in the Life (4 April 2011) 

15. Good Day Sunshine (22 April 2011)

16. Homecomings (9 May 2011)

17. An Only-In-Ukraine-Moment (10 May 2011)

18. Small Successes (16 May 2011)

19. Allllllmost summer! (9 June 2011)

20. I’ve got this down… (14 June 2011)

21. What Am I Doing Here? (31 July 2011)

22. Happy Independence Day Ukraine! (25 August 2011)

23. Winter Is Coming (21 September 2011)

24. The One Where She Makes it In Ukraine for a Whole Year (21 September 2011)

25. Colour Me Ukraine (26 October 2011)

26. The Great Escape (2 February 2012)

27. The Meaning of COLD (3 February 2012)

28. Springing Awake (25 April 2012)

29. There and Back Again (8 August 2012)

30. Back in the USSR (12 August 2012)

31. The Moment (14 September 2012)

32. The Beginning of the End (6 November 2012)

33. The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love (28 November 2012)

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