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Confusion and Clarity

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And just like that, my Peace Corps service is over. It is certainly not the way that I saw it ending, but here we are.

Covid 19 has forced us all to take a look at our lives and lifestyles. I will be forever grateful to the people of Mozambique for opening their lives to me and allowing me to be a part of it for this past year. There are so many things that I wanted to do, and now the time is over.

The last week has been a blur with travel. I had to take a chapa (something like a van that is used for public transportation in Mozambique) from my site in Xai-Xai to the capital city of Maputo. The next day, I flew to Johannesburg, South Africa. Next was Johannesburg to Dubai, then Dubai to New York. The final flight was to my home in Charleston, SC. With all of the time zones, I have no real idea of how many hours I was actually in transit.

Since being home, I have been in self-quarantine. I only leave the house to go on a daily walk/run for 5 miles (10km). I figure if I must be on lock…

Happy 46th Birthday to Me

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I am 46 years old today. I'm celebrating my birthday from my home now in Xai-Xai, Mozambique.

When I look back at my old birthday posts, it is always fascinating to see how things have changed year over year. For example, last year, I was celebrating my birthday during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana. The year before, I celebrated with my darling Olaf in Charleston, South Carolina. For my 43rd birthday, I was living in Key Largo, Florida.