Open Letter to an Old Friend

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned since living in Ecuador is that friendships, even ones you think are forever, sometimes fall apart. Sometimes one person is more to blame, and sometimes it’s just a natural effect of being far away from each other. Maybe those relationships can be revived in the future, or maybe…

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Mid-Service Slump

In a few weeks, I will reach my exact half-way point of my service in Ecuador. As with so many other periods¬†in life, it has simultaneously¬†flown by and felt like so much more than a few months. Many of us, I would say, are in or recently out of what we call a mid-service slump.…

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