There's Something about Mary

Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

Close of Service

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Today I officially became a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV).  To commemorate closing your service, PCVs in Moldova ring the bell outside the building, and today was finally my turn.  The last 2 years have gone by incredibly fast, but I am excited to see where my life will take me now.  I have met some amazing people, both other PCVs and locals in the community.  The locals will always hold a special place in my heart and as I told my host mom the other day as I was leaving Riscani, she will always be my 2nd mom.  I am a part of their family now, and that means the world to me.

Good luck to all my fellow COSing volunteers and also to the volunteers who are continuing their service.  It has been a pleasure getting to know each and everyone of you and working along side you.

To my family and friends in the US, I am thrilled to be able to catch up with you all again soon.  Next stop Bangkok!

O zi buna!  It has real Moldova!

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Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

One thought on “Close of Service

  1. La Revedere Mary. Always enjoyed my Moldovan moments when you were part of them. Thanks for your energy.

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