"If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time. But if you have come here because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together" -Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Activist

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day by Day

...This has become my personal motto and mantra. It’s sometimes so hard to remove myself from the big scary calendar of this all and look critically at my experience as it’s happening now. Training is mentally exhausting; the past few days have been filled with meeting after meeting about cultural norms, dress code, conduct code, medical precautions, safety precautions, etc. And through all of it, Peace Corps directors keep telling us to question ourselves if we’re here for the right reasons, if we really want to be here, if we can commit ourselves completely to service…it’s overwhelming to say the least.
It’s just so refreshing when I leave the training center and return to my family’s house. I think it’s because they are the ONLY people here that send me the message that yes, I should be here, that I’m doing something good, and that this will prove to be great experience.


  1. Dear Hannah!
    I want you to know that no matter how much they question your reasoning to be there, we all know that you are there for the right reasons. I don't know anyone that loves all people and living things more than you do. You are there to spread the compassion you have for the world and its people. Stay strong we all love you and you are so brave for doing this! Keep it up and know we are all supporting you xoxo



    Of course you are supposed to be there! Bridget said it better than I could...but I'm so happy that you got there safe and you've started training. It will be done soon enough and you can just focus on what you are there to do.

    Way to save the world...glad one of us will!



  3. I love and miss you guys, too!! Thanks for your support, I'll be needing it these next few weeks!!