I am a 68-year-old woman from Redwood City, CA who is soon to leave for South Africa, joining the Peace Corps Education group in KwaZuluNatal Province. Three years ago I retired from teaching elementary school at North Star Academy, here in Redwood City. Since then I have been traveling, line dancing, volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank, walking a lot, hanging out with friends when they’re available, playing Words With Friends too much, and generally not working all that hard. All my life, I have been a peace activist, an environmentalist, and worker for social change. Since President Kennedy first proposed the Peace Corps, I have wanted to join, but up until recently, life intervened. I had to work, I had a son, I had relationships, all of which were important and necessary and needed me to stay in the USA. Now, I can follow this long-held dream.
This blog is my personal views and does not represent the views of the Peace Corps or the US Government.