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What Do You Even Do Everyday?

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What do I do everyday? Well let me tell you. Honestly, each day is a little different. So let me basically tell you the classes I teach and I will explain what I do while I am not teaching. I believe that is going to be the easiest way for me to explain what I do.

So everyday at 9 am after getting ready for the day, after deciding if I need to bucket bathe or not, I go and teach P2 Phonics for 30 minutes. Also everyday I open up the library from 1-2. Another everyday activity is one small group reading intervention for 45 minutes at 2. The last everyday activity is library classes with one primary class per day.

Monday - Wednesday I teach P3 Phonics at 10 am for 30 minutes. I also teach P4 whole class reading intervention at 11 am for about 45 minutes.

Starting on July 6th I will be starting a Theatre Club that will meet Tuesdays and Thursday at 4:30 for an hour and our end goal will be to perform a play.

Then on Wednesdays I meet with my P6 and P7 students at 4:30 for about an hour …

Story of a Plus Size Peace Corps Volunteer

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Living in Uganda as a plus-size woman has been interesting and at times difficult. In the Ugandan culture, the concept of being fat is not always negative. Most Ugandans associate fat with wealth. Like in any cultures, being fat is conceived differently depending on where you go. For example, in Kampala, where the culture is more westernized, being fat is often seen as a negative. However, there are always the exceptions. I have met several people in Kampala who view fat with beauty and riches. This perspective is common in the villages and less westernized towns.     I am a plus size woman, and I go through a lot of emotions when encountering Ugandans who like to talk about or point out my size. I will be in town, and people will say “Muzungu, you are fat” or “My size” (which means that we are the same size so we’d have good sex). It has taken me a while to get used to people commenting on the fact that I was a plus size. Eventually, I realized that most of the time they were not b…

My Scattered Thoughts on Life

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My blogging has been at a real low lately, and I am going to try and make up for it and blog more often because a lot has being going on and I am learning a ton of things about myself and others. One of my biggest things about this blog is being transparent, authentic, and honest with all of you about my journey and adventure here in Peace Corps Uganda. So here I go with recent updates on my life and what is happening,
The past month and a half I have been struggling more than I thought I would. I barely sleep which makes doing daily life very difficult because I am extremely exhausted. Honestly, there is probably only one thing that is causing me to not sleep. Many of you may know or have read on my blog here or the other blog forums that I write for, that I battle with anxiety. Some days are much worse than others; I have my highs and my lows. The past month and a half my anxiety has been higher more often than not. Ending term 1 getting ready for term 2, trying to prepare m…