unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […] Read More

how to wisely volunteer abroad

A white, privileged young person decides to take their privileged position and transplant it into a developing community. Maybe a far-fetched notion, but it’s becoming […] Read More

a mid-service recap: WorldTeach American Samoa

While I cannot begin to encompass my service into a neat package, I want to share some highlights for my mid-service in American Samoa as a WorldTeacher. And no, it’s definitely not all picturesque ocean views and beach days.

I’m NOT an amazing teacher, and that’s okay: giving yourself credit

Even when you aren’t consciously thinking of that dreaded “comparison trap,” it still seems to creep up into any moment you should be giving yourself credit. I’ve […] Read More

Day 19: Early Mornings #GIG2017

Yesterday was about the early nights going to bed? Today is all about the early mornings to rise. Now trust me, I still don’t consider […] Read More

Day 18: Sleep #GIG2017

We’ve heard it enough times in our lives that you’d think it would be a no-brainer to always go to bed early or at least […] Read More

Day 17: Tea #GIG2017

Never did I think I’d be making this post. But here I am, eating (or sipping) my words. Tea is like many other things that […] Read More

Day 16: Disappointment #GIG2017

In the past week, I’ve gone through quite an extensive spectrum of emotions. And, appropriately, they were associated with what felt like disappointment. In myself, […] Read More

Day 15: Simplicity #GIG2017

That time of year again. One that probably actually started last night because it’s so hard to wait a few hours. As you can see, I’m not […] Read More

Day 14: Thanksgiving #GIG2017

As per request, a little tune to get us on the right foot today. Let’s face it. I kind of look over this day. Brush […] Read More