I don’t care what anyone says. Peace Corps is hard. Volunteers struggle with a variety of obstacles ranging from the internal struggles taking place in our hearts and minds to the more obvious medical ailments that plague our physical bodies. Although each volunteer has a different melee of hurdles that are presented in his/her service, some common themes unite us all. In a similar vein, I believe that certain mantras can make our challenging lives quite a bit better. Most, if not all of these philosophies are incredibly corny, and I’m sure each has seen its fair share of the World Wide Web, but everyone needs a refresher once in a while… at least I do. And since this blog is written primarily for me, here are my top five mantras that I plan to carry with me into my second year of service.
- Say yes, and also no