Testing Times

“Mskin” – a word in Darija language commonly used to describe sorrow or sympathy for someone. People are constantly calling me “Mskina”. Moroccan – “You live by yourself?” Me – “Yes.” Moroccan – “Aww mskina” Moroccan – “Do you miss your parents?” Me – “Yes.” Moroccan – “Aww mskina” Moroccan – “Do you know how…

Reconnect With Myself

June 17 marked the end of Ramadan, what is known as Eid Sghir. At around 7am I could hear the morning call to prayer echoing through the alleyways. This pray was specifically for Eid Sghir. Later, parades of people gathered out in the street giving each other hugs and kisses. Families and friends sat together…

Your Guide on How to Stay Sane In Peace Corps Morocco

I don’t know if you know this, but Peace Corps is hard, like kinda really hard. I know, I know you’re probably thinking “WHAAAAAAAAT, but Audrey makes it look so easy and fun!!” Which, don’t get me wrong, all in all I am very, very happy here, but I still have those days. Those days…

Let’s Get Down To Business

Most Peace Corps volunteers will tell you that in the first couple of months at your post you don’t really do a whole lot. Heck, even during your first year. Usually the first couple of months and year is really focused on integrating into the community and making as many connections as possible. Here in…

1 Month in Morocco

I can’t believe I’ve been in Morocco for a month, and I’m not just saying that. I really can’t believe it!!!! The days feel soooo long, but when I look at the calendar my jaw drops because I can’t believe we are halfway through October! So what have I been doing for the past month…

24 Going On 1

I was told that Peace Corps, especially CBT (community based training), is a very infantile experience full of highs and lows. It’s already been 1 week of CBT and I can say that statement is 100% true! I feel like a 24 year old going on 1 years old! No really I am like a…

1 Week Down 107 To Go!

It officially has been 1 week since I packed by bags and boarded my flight to Philly where I met the other 112 volunteers (yes, we are a total of 113 volunteers! and I’m still meeting someone new everyday!). Then all 113 of us boarded another flight to Casablanca, then hopped on a bus to…

And The Hero’s Journey Begins

As I’ve been soaking up my last couple of days in America the anxiety and doubts start to sink in as well. My Dad lends me some words of advice… Dear Audrey, You are at the beginning of a great journey. It is what some people call a hero’s journey. We can all choose to…

What 27 months of STUFF looks like

  Yep thats it!!! 5 Pants, 2 Leggings, 1 Long Skirt, 3 Running Shorts, 7 Long Sleeve Shirts, 4 T Shirts, 2 Tank Tops, 7 Socks, 5 Underwear, 5 Sports Bras, 1 Down Jacket, 1 Rain Jacket, 1 Hoodie, 1 Beanie, 1 Hat, 1 Scarf, Gloves, Chocas, Boots, Hiking Shoes, Running Shoes, Slip Ons Toiletries, Plug Adapter, Hard Drive, Headphones, Head Light, Pen Drive, Disk Drive, Laptop Charger, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Travel Pillow, Hammock, Water filter, Cooking…