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Jessie Johnson
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9/25/2015: A year of difference
Today 2 years ago I moved from America to Mozambique to pursue a dream. After a year of conflict and struggle and adversity, a year ago today I moved from my home in Xinavane to a new village. Today I sit at my big screen display screen after coming home fr...
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Peace Corps Pets
My little girl Katniss (yes...she's a cat...) had to be left behind in Xinavane when I came home. I've been in communication with a company that will ship her. It costs about $2,000 to import a cat from South Africa. It's a lot of money so I started a GoFun...
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April 18, 2015: Owning it
It has been a while since I have posted here and wanted to share some empowering feelings I gained this past week. Over the course of the week I had the opportunity to attend the RPCV Career Conference. While this conference is really designed to help us re...
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Happy Peace Corps Week 2015
It took me some time this week to think about this post. Peace Corps week is very bittersweet these days for me but with the roll out of the Let Girls Learn initiative I feel like I should share the importance of my experience and Peace Corps. Girls around ...
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The Courage It Takes
I've been home for a few months now and I finally have the words I want to say about my decision to quit. Everyone said I was courageous when I left. But to me, going wasn't the hard part. I knew I was always going to join the Peace Corps, I did everything ...
The Courage It Takes
The Courage It Takes
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12/06/2014: Why I don't say hello
I first need to remind you that this blog is a reflections of my own views and not every volunteer has the same experiences or opinions. A while back there was a flutter of posts on Facebook about catcalling in the states and I wanted to share my story of b...
12/06/2014: Why I don't say hello
12/06/2014: Why I don't say hello
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11/26/2014: Home again, home again jiggity jig
It is with a heavy but relieved heart I share that I have resigned from my service and will begin the process home on December 8. After months of conversations, debates, meetings, and heartache and additional recent personal struggles I came to the conclusi...
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11/22/2014: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
 Hello all, it’s been ages. I’m sorry. There have been a lot
of changes. As many already know, I was moved to a new site in Mozambique, and
that is where this post is coming from. It certainly wasn’t easy. For all of the challenges I faced
in my old site, i...
11/22/2014: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
11/22/2014: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello
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9/22/2014: 1 Year and It’s Still a Mystery
Just a short update about some changes happening here in Mozambique... So I’m almost a year into my Peace Corps service and there
have been so many mysteries and unknowns. My service has taken an unexpected turn
during this past year and has led to me endin...
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9/2/2014: Twists and turns and holidays
I just returned from a two-week escape in Greece (with a few
days in our neighboring South Africa) to get away from the stresses and dramas
that were weighing me down at our site. I can’t even describe my trip. What a blessing. I planned it
fairly last minu...
9/2/2014: Twists and turns and holidays
9/2/2014: Twists and turns and holidays
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