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My Great Peace Corps Adventure Part 4

My Great Peace Corps Adventure Part 4

My Great Peace Corps Adventure – Video Blog three

On August 24, 2015 it will exactly one year since I started this great adventure. In that time I have experienced so many great people and learned so much. This short video blog will give you a taste of that. The people and the beauty of Armenia are very welcoming and give me great comfort on this adventure. My work is both rewarding and fulfilling. I hope you enjoy this blog and invite you to be part of my weekly Shabbat Shalom email list if you. I will only include you if you send me an email. Enjoy the video and if it is appropriate consider the Peace Corps as your next chapter..

Steven

My Great Peace Corps Adventure # 3

Chapter two of my GREAT Peace Corps Adventure – Settling in

So new language, new community, new daily routine, and now a new place to call home. Lots of changes, most surprising is that with all of these changes the time moves along very very quickly. I am really enjoying my work and finding it both satisfying and fulfilling. One really strange difference is being an older men in this socieity that values age and men (a little too much I fear) to be very enjoyable. I am called by many papik jan – dear grandfather. Of course I am one of very few men here in Vanadzor who visibly work at my age which may account for some of the deference. Either way my being here seems to be appreciated and as they all say, respected.

The attached video is the second chapter of the story….can’t wait to see how it all unfolds..

Steven

It has been almost three months – and what a time it has been.

It has been exciting and it has been exhausting at times. I have laughed and I have cried, I even had to go to the medical unit to rest and sleep for 18 hours, but I am now in my permanent site, Vanadzor, Armenia. I am settled in and ready to get down to why I came here, to be of service. Okay and to have an adventure. First I am required to say..

“The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.”

That being said, instead of a written blog I have chosen to do a video blog. I plan to do one every three months or so. Of course that means that when I am done I will have the “STORY OF MY PCV ADVENTURE” already done and we can all watch it together when we have nothing else to do and we are 85 and it is raining in Nantasket.

Enjoy the video, be well and do comment and write.

Love

Steven

August 14, 2014

11 Days before my big Armenian adventure begins. I am so looking forward to new culture, a new language, new friends and NEW experiences. I feel calm in fact, I would just like to go already. And I guess in a few days I will..

Change is going to come..

But I am now scheduled to go to Armenia in August as the situation in Ukriane is a bit too fluid.

Getting closer

My big adventure is almost ready to begin. I have my papers in order, my medical approval is complete, and I have begun to whittle down my wardrobe to what I will have in the Ukaine.

“The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.”