The Night of Cyclone Gita

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”

-Robert Jordan

Where Are You From?

“Where are you from?” People would ask in the states.

I was born and raised in Virginia, along with my older sister and younger brother, but not before my parents immigrated to America from India in the ‘80s.

Swearing In Ceremony: Thank You!

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”

-Dalai Lama XIV

Recap of Pre-Service Training

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.”

-Paulo Coelho

My Tongan Family

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”

– George Eliot

The Countdown Begins

To my family, friends, and readers,

Let me preface with this: uncertainties are exhilarating and inspiring, but I understand the frustration bystanders may bear because of them. That being said, I’m relieved to share new information with you regarding the logistics of my Peace Corps journey.

Why I Joined the Peace Corps

I joined the Peace Corps to observe, exchange, serve, create, encourage, ingrain, represent, learn, teach, live…