Monday, February 27, 2012

365 Days Down

Time sure does fly by. Exactly 1 year ago today, February 27, I arrived in Malawi to begin my Peace Corps service. It really has been a strange experience. Every day is an eternity, each 24 hour period feels like it will never end, but come Saturday night, I look back and say where did the week go? The same thing happens on the first day of each month, when I sit back and enjoy my monthly cup of Jack Daniels, “I can’t believe it’s already a new month.”

Yea, sometimes I wonder, “What the hell am I doing here? What difference am I making?” And I don’t have the answers to those questions. Yea, some days I want to leave go back to the good ole US of A, God, do I miss it. But I look around and 99.9% of the people around me will never have the opportunity in their entire lives to see the States, I on the other hand just have to wait 14 months. Until you no longer have it, even if you don’t use it often, you don’t realize how much you miss it; and that goes for everything.

I want to thank all of you that have emailed, called, or sent mail to me. It’s always good to hear from you back home. I really don’t know what else to talk about, maybe that’s why I upload a new blog once every 3 months or so. I would call myself lazy, but that’s not true, maybe 95% true, but definitely not 100%.  Maybe its because I don't know what you want to hear/know about.  It has become normal everyday life to me so I don't know what interests you have.  Well because I've got nothing else on my mind, I'll wrap this up.

Keep in touch and let me know what you want to hear about.  Have fun, don't hurt yourself, and stay off drugs.


  1. Congrats on one year! Just sent you an email.

    Since you asked what we want to hear, I'll make a suggestion...

    Pictures would be awesome. I'm sure you've seen some cool stuff. I want to see a black mamba!!!!

  2. Hi Matt!!! Glad to hear your well!! Can't believe it's been one year!!Time flies. Well Roxy and I left Dalton Medical...So when you come home, we won't see you there!! We're all glad you're getting along! Talk soon!Kim