Monthly Archives: July 2011

Countries and Continents

The kids and I came to an agreement a while back that if I taught (or at least attempted to teach) english that they would humor my geography and culture lessons. And even though they don’t really get why it’s … Continue reading

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On Being Sorta Gringa

I’m a brown girl. I’ve always felt lucky to have a year round tan and be able to avoid the seemingly endless string of sunburns my more fairskinned friends suffer. But I’ve become more and more aware of just how … Continue reading

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Skills

Being in Guatemala is definitely full of unique learning experiences. And I’m happy to say that I am really adding to my repertoire of useful skills… and to my repertoire of not quite as useful, but still kind of interesting … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy

In order to help ease the heartbreak of leaving home back in May, I tried to make sure to be as busy as possible for all of June. I’m happiest when busy and it’s hard to feel homesick when you’re … Continue reading

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Thanks

Before I went home I sent out an all call for craft supplies via facebook. And some of my friends really dug deep and cleaned out their marker/sticker/colored pencil/felt/construction paper/jingle bell/googly eye stashes. I packed the mounds of stuff into my … Continue reading

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