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Impact Bistrita


This past Tuesday, I along with Loredana and the English Inspector were invited as guests on an hour long talk show called IMPACT Bistrita. We were asked to talk about the PDM training that was to occur and to speak about volunteerism. The whole thing is in Romanian and I was really nervous and kind of disappointed with my language skills due to the fact of nervousness. It ended up turning out pretty well and I’ve decided to share it. I know most of you don’t understand Romanian so this is mainly serving as a placeholder for me personally.


My List


I have so much to be thankful for this year I don’t even know where to start.


1. I am thankful for the amazing opportunities that I have received since being in the Peace Corps.

2. I am thankful for all of the AMAZING people that I have met throughout all of my adventures.

3. I am thankful for the PC staff in Bucharest that has been there for me every single time.

4. I am thankful for my PC family. I love every single one of you so much!

5. I am thankful for all of my friends at site, you truly make Singeorz the best place on earth!

6. I am thankful for my students. I absolutely adore them and they make school so much fun for me.

7. I am thankful for all of my friends back at home. Even though we don’t talk very much, I know that you are always with me and have my back.

8. I am thankful for my family especially my parents. My mom and dad are beyond awesome and really look out for me in every aspect of my life and I am so grateful that I have such loving and caring parents.

9. I am thankful for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal I’m going to get to enjoy on Saturday night even though I will have to travel about 12 hours one way to get to it!

10. Finally, I am thankful for my mental and physical health. I’m happy that I have yet to go crazy, fully!

On a separate note, today I, with the help of Mary, held a 4 hour long workshop about project design and management and my county inspector’s office to about 25 English teachers from within the county. I was extremely nervous at first but it all turned out to be great and I think they learned a lot from it. I have yet to go through the formal evaluations but the ones that I did skim, looked fairly positive.

I am glad this stressful week of hell is over with. I am done with giving out term papers, grading stuff, planning for this presentation, and all of the above. Friday is looking to be a fairly easy day at school with only one class, I have a birthday party friday night for one of my favorite students and then Saturday bright and early I am off to Odorheiu Secuiesc to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my amazing fellow volunteers.

Once again,

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and I am very thankful for each and every one of you.