Update: As this post is from before we even started our service, it is now a bit out of date. If you’re looking for awesome Peace Corps and other cultural blogs, check out this more recent post.
I consider myself a decently computer savvy young adult. I use multiple email accounts, track all events with our friend group through social media, and have run a classroom website for a couple years now as a teacher. Even still, the shear size of the blogosphere is both intimidating and impressive. As Andrew and I have begun the daunting task of preparing for our Peace Corps Service (more to come on this later) we’ve turned to this crazy collection of blogs and connections for advice and to being to wrap our minds around this huge life change that’s right around the corner. In our searching, we’ve found a number of Peace Corps blogs that give us a glimpse into what service may look like for us:
¡Salve a ti, Nicaragua! author Anna Louise spent two years in Nicaragua as a health volunteer and is currently there on an extended third year. I love all the pictures in her posts!
OK. I know this one says Jamaica. BUT this couple have put together a fabulous blog! They’re one of the blogs we’ve looked at in trying to get ours up and running. AND they give a couple’s perspective, which we have already found helpful. Their endeavor to embrace living life intentionally is beautiful as well as inspirational.
Another health volunteer, Lauren is a recently RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer). I love how her passions seep into her posts.
Ellen is a TEFL trainer in the Nicaraguan department of Boaco. Her start date was in August 2013, so we may cross paths in the near future!
With so much to do and prepare for, I’m thankful for the countless volunteers who have already shared their stories, experiences, and energy in their communities in country and the global blogging community. Those voices are already inspiring us as we take the first steps of our journey towards Nicaragua.