There's Something about Mary

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


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Close of Service

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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Sunflower Season

One of my favorite parts about being in Moldova is how beautiful the countryside is.  Moldova had lots of rain the first 2 weeks of June and it has made everything very green and wonderful to look at while taking buses from my site to Chisinau.  This past week I was also able to see the start of sunflower season, where in some instances you can see sunflowers for miles.  Sunflowers make me happy and in the future will always remind me of Moldova.  Last week while I was walking across Moldova with a group of Peace Corps volunteers we spotted a few sunflower fields and then had a photo shoot.

O zi buna.