A Year’s Reflection

“Show me a Peace Corps volunteer and I’ll show you a person who wants to change the world. I’ll show you a person who gets easily frustrated because she has high expectations for herself and doesn’t want to let her community down. I’ll show you a person who is idealistic and enthusiastic and dedicated and…

Great Lakes of Fire!

From the Great Lakes to lava lakes, alien landscapes, forgotten gods, and a wild pig…. When you tackle a grueling adventure to witness one of nature’s most spectacular performances, bring a friend!

Eat, Paint, Love… and Diabetes

When I was coming to Vanuatu I expected to arrive in a land that was overflowing with exotic fruits and vegetables, to live with a coconut in my hand and a freshly caught fish on the dinner table (too bad that I’m actually allergic 🐟💀 but whatever, a girl can dream). What I expected was…

Emma, Leixul, metalo, girl Roromai

Nearly three weeks ago, I said my goodbyes to my forty groupmates and hopped on a plane to Ambrym to begin my two year adventure. Now that I think about it, it’s rather hard to wrap my head around, namely due to the fact that it doesn’t feel that long at all! But first, a…

Twelve Days

Hey there world, it’s Emma. I’ll be entirely honest and admit that, having never kept a blog before, this entire process feels a bit unnatural. Ironic, considering how much I like to talk in real life. I suppose it’s bizarre for me to look at my own thoughts written on the internet for all to…