Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Something I have alluded to before but haven't had a chance to fully describe is how frank the social culture in India is. If you look tired, someone will tell you, even if you don't know them. If you put on weight, good luck disguising it. … Continue reading Cultural Beauty
So as you have most likely gathered, it was my birthday on Friday. I don’t usually get super excited over it, but I couldn’t help myself here in India. The children LOVE birthdays. Even before the day arrived, I was at the girl’s hostel and when I walked in one of them yelled…”She’s here!!!!” and … Continue reading Happy Birthday in India
I have arrived at the airport (3.5 hours early) and hoping to write a bit, but I am not sure how much I can recap from my last couple of days without crumbling to pieces. I would rather not do that while already being stared at by everyone in the airport, so I am starting … Continue reading Departure
Yes, June 21st is my birthday and I usually don't make a big deal about it. This year, however, I am super excited because I get to celebrate it in India with all the kids and new friends. I am writing this because I would like to ask for something specific this year.... If you … Continue reading @ 26.
If you know me, like really know me, you have seen my nerdhood creep out. That is an understatement...leap out and attack you. I am such a dweeb, but I have been more reserved about it lately. Or at least I seem to think I have it under control...until Monday. I stopped by "study hall" … Continue reading Nerdhood
I hate being "the bad guy." I mostly write about the happy times and how much I love this place, but it doesn't mean there aren't crummy parts. Most of my classes have been going well this week and I am already looking back with fond memories. However, by the time Monday ended (classes and … Continue reading Last Week: First Half
My roommate Sara is the greatest. She has made this trip to India so extra special because I feel like we have a certain innate understanding of each other and similar heart swelling love for the kids. Not that the other volunteers don't, but it has been so amazing to come back at different points … Continue reading My Awesome Roomie