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ICYMI: ‘My Life in the Peace Corps’ Available on Amazon

My Life in the Peace Corps Book cover

You can now get both the paperback and the eBook of “My Life in the Peace Corps” today at Amazon! I composed this from the letters I sent home while I was serving in Peace Corps Guinea, where I joined as a Public Health and Community Development Extensionist. I was assigned to the health center of a small town of about 5,000 people in the middle of the country. My nearest Peace Corp neighbor was 70 km away during my first year, and I could only get a car out of my village on Saturdays.

Because I wrote these letters at the time of my service, they represent how I was feeling at the time. I served from 1998 to 2000. Twenty years can change a person’s memory. While the letters didn’t include all of the stories that I tell surrounding my Peace Corps experience, I wrote them to help my friends and family understand my experience, so they could have a context of sorts when I talked about my experience.

After 20 years, my Peace Corps experience is still affecting me. Peace Corps showed me there were places when I would need to use all of the knowledge I have gained and all of the skills. I didn’t have to just focus on one thing, and if I did, I would fail. It was a great place for creativity, learning about different ways people meet their needs, and it was a place I where I felt like I could make a difference every day, I just had to choose to do so. I hope you enjoy reading these letters. There are more stories for available for those who want a sequel and want to know more about my Peace Corps service. “My Life in the Peace Corps” available now!

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