*Notes From The Field are weekly blog summaries of life in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer. They are written and published on Sundays.
September 15th, 2015
The notes from the field for last week are a little late but for a good reason. I guess you’ll find out why this coming Sunday 🙂
Last week was a bit difficult if I must be honest. I was having problems at site and called my Program and Training Coordinator for advice on a different way to address them with my counterpart. She explained that the techniques I’d been using were fine but offered to call my counterpart to discuss further.
At this point as my cohort nears MST (mid service training) I honestly am just trying my best to keep pushing forward and disregard any negative issues. The more you dwell on them the bigger they appear.
One positive thing that happened last week though was starting to study spanish again. The spanish voice in my head is dwindling and slowly being replaced with Setswana. Since that is not an option, haha I decided to it was time to crack open the books.
Another good thing that happened was finally receiving the review guide for a test I signed up for last month. The test is for the UN YPP program (google it if you are interested). Basically you apply for the test based on the job family you qualify for and you have to wait to hear whether or not you are selected to sit for the test December 15th. I should find out in October. Until then I will continue to review the study guide materials.
This NFTF is really short mainly because I choose to move past last week. Not much to report in my Peace Corps world but such is life.