Category: Peace Corps

Things are getting real real

My Peace Corps group has a Facebook group.  It’s mostly been a great asset, as we’ve been able to connect, ask each other questions, and support one another through all the tedious steps that it takes to go from Peace Corps Recruit to Peace Corps Volunteer.  It’s also been ridiculous at times, with a lot […]

The cat’s out of the bag

I never realized what a relief it would be to give my notice at work.  To have my managers, who are concerned about my future, know what my true plans are.  But when I had the conversations with my manager about my resignation and last days, I really did feel a weight lift off my […]

I’m not a liar!

For quite a while, when I talked to people about leaving for the Peace Corps, I would say, “I’m hopefully moving to Colombia in January.”  “Hopefully?” they would respond.  For a while I would explain that I was basically good to go, pending medical clearance which…whatever.  Turns out medical clearance is not something to be messed […]


My workplace really loves acronyms and motivational mottos – basically anything that can be considered its own language, it loves.  (This is going to result in difficult resume-making and interviewing for me in the future.)  About a year ago, they made everything about GSD: Get Shit Done.  Get Stuff Done for those in the corporate […]

Slowly saying goodbye

Buster has been my best friend, and my little shadow, for the last 3.5 years.  When I come home, he is always there to greet me and beg me for some face pets.  When I wake up in the morning, he is always there chewing on the bars of his cage telling me, “GET OUT […]

“Why are you doing this?”

Over and over when I tell people I will be starting Peace Corps service soon, they respond with, “Why?!” I get it. 1. I have a good, secure job. 2. I live in a city that I love. 3. My family is nearby for when I need them or when they need me. 4. My […]

Mountain View

A little about me!

Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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