If you’ve been reading my blog for the last week, you’ll know I was writing for the incoming Kosovo Peace Corps volunteers, who are starting to get their acceptance letters. If you are one of those people, congratulations on your invitation!
I am still reeling from the election results, and have been asking myself how I can possibly represent a country whose values are becoming increasingly different from my own. But then I remind myself that my duty as a Peace Corps volunteer is to show the Kosovar people kindness and compassion. And that won’t change no matter who is president.
I’ve believed from the beginning the most important part of my service here is the cultural exchange. That’s why I post so religiously on this blog. I see it as part of my duty to share Kosovar culture with my friends and family back home.
I was partly inspired to join the Peace Corps because I grew up with an ex-Navy SEAL as a father. I’ve always been so proud to have a father who served his country, and I wanted to do something important with my life, too.
On this Veterans Day, I want to say a big “thank you” to all of the brave men and women who have served our country. I also want to say a special thank you to my dad. 🙂