Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Peace Day in JAMAICA!

Today Jamaica celebrates Peace Day! I was slightly unaware that schools would take such an active role in the day! I was in Beeston Springs working with some organic farmers and was asked to present to the Beeston Springs All Age School. They wanted me to talk about the meaning of Peace and what it's like being a Peace Corps Volunteer. It was exciting to talk to the youth and have them be so interested in what i'm doing in Jamaica.

It feels like Will and I are finally turning a corner- this could be the part of the roller coaster ride where we're slowly ticking up only to fall down again drastically however we're feeling pretty confident in ourselves lately. While people aren't banging down our door to recieve assistance and technical advice people are asking us to do trainings here and there and seem to be more and more interested in the things we can help them with.

In other news we have decided to move out of our current home. We found a small house in the same neighborhood that hopefully we'll be moving into by the end of the month. We're really excited to finally have our own little place to call home with our own kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. Pictures Soon Come!

This is a short and sweet post- but with it being Peace Day I can't help but leave you all with a final thought! "If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day."Alex Noble



loverstreet said...

this post makes my heart content. someone else commented on your last post that she thought you were turning the corner on your time in jamaica, and i feel the same way. it has been a rough and rocky start, but i know you are here for a reason. and i think you are going to have your impact in smaller ways that you would have hoped, but perhaps in ways the are more meaningful for the people of jamaica. i hope these little things that have been positive are renewing your passion for the peace corps and for being in the islands, serving others, and spreading peace.
we love you dearly and can't wait for summertime when we get to see your faces in person. we will make it out there for sure.
take care, linds
p.s. so glad you joined the mac family. you two were always a little snobbish, so you may as well have a computer to match. :)

Grandma said...

Was good to see your newest update on your blog. Just maybe this will be the turning point for all your hard efforts this past 8 months which will make you feel like you are making a difference. At least you sound a little more up beat on it. We all love and miss you both, take care and be safe. Will be waiting to hear from about your move to new house.

Love ya Lots

Ar!ka said...

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


jesse elizabeth hunter said...

LOVEd this post and we're so excited as you both get happy (and super productive, you ubervolunteers)!