You Will Never Walk Alone

We come and we go, like waves washing up onto the shores of this island. The volunteers, the refugees, everyone. No one stays on Leros forever. Most people don’t even stay for a sizable amount of time. We come and we go. When I arrived on Leros in November, a new tradition was just putContinue reading “You Will Never Walk Alone”

A Final Thought: The 3 D’s

A year and a half ago, I didn’t know that the country of Guyana existed. After doing some fierce google-ing however, it quickly became my dream to volunteer here for one year and to work and interact with the residents of Bosco Orphanage in Plaisance, Guyana. The next thing I knew, after a rigorous applicationContinue reading “A Final Thought: The 3 D’s”

GuyaNEWS: The Final Guyanese Newsletter

Wow, here we are. How did we get here? This is the last time I will be writing to you from the Land of Many Waters. Tomorrow, the 25th of July marks the 11-month mark since I first landed on the South American continent. I will be headed to the airport at 4:00 tomorrow morning,Continue reading “GuyaNEWS: The Final Guyanese Newsletter”

GuyaNEWS: The June Guyanese Newsletter

Here we are, my friends, at the end of month #10. Ten months down and one to go. As I write this, I have just over four weeks before my experience in Guyana concludes. As time has passed these last few weeks, I find myself ready for the experience to wrap up. I may feel somethingContinue reading “GuyaNEWS: The June Guyanese Newsletter”

This is Where I Leave You

I’m not going to stay in Guyana past July/August. There is no second year for me in this country. I realized this for certain, finally, this afternoon when it hit me all at once that there’s somewhere else in the world that I want to be. I’m greatly looking forward to the next five monthsContinue reading “This is Where I Leave You”