I've decided (with the help of my ever increasing waistline thanks to my host moms delicious cooking) to start taking daily walks after work. Before, I would come home, sit in my bed, and watch TV or play Sims until dinner. It wasn't a good routine. The weather is cool enough where being outside doesn't … Continue reading Moldova or Wisconsin?
Ah, the joys of attempting to teach English. So, a bit of backstory. My grasp of English grammar is shaky, at best. I, like most native English speakers, know what to say because it "sounds right", not because I know the grammar behind my language. The last time I had any in depth study of … Continue reading If You Can Learn To Do It, I Can Learn To Do It
In another versus post... Over the past week, my partner at the library and I visited the лицей and the гимназия to pass out a survey for English club. My partner introduced me and the club and then we handed out the surveys for the kids to complete. Let me just say that I'm shy … Continue reading Lizzie versus Teenagers
Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a fan of getting my hands dirty and doing hard work outside. I don't like bugs, I have an old persons back, and I definitely don't like getting all sweaty. My family never had much of a garden growing up- I either lived in an apartment or duplex … Continue reading Lizzie versus Physical Labor
Since moving to the south, I've had the chance to experience various aspects of Russian culture that I didn't expect to find in Moldova. It's the completion of 3 years of education in Russian language and culture- now квас, икра, блины, пирожки, and пельмени aren't just pictures I saw in a textbook and read a … Continue reading Preparing пельмени 🥟
It's been almost two weeks in my new site!! Crazy how it feels that PST was a whole lifetime ago and yet a whole lifetime of Peace Corps service lies ahead of me. Things have started off slowly in the south. My partner at the library has been on vacation so no one knows what … Continue reading Я забыла как говорить
In just two and a half months of living in Moldova, things that I absolutely never would've done in the US are...normal. Today I stepped outside my house without having washed my hair. Water is expensive here so I don't like to take two showers in a day and I didn't have time this morning. … Continue reading Funny How It Works