|By Admin1 (admin) (adsl-70-240-139-65.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 188.8.131.52) on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 11:47 am: Edit Post|
1988: Mitzi Reed served in jamaica in christiana beginning in 1988
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mitzi Reed can be contacted at riverdanceracoxdnet
Country of Service: jamaica
Training Group: 30
Cities you served in: christiana
Arrival Year: 1988
Departure Year: 1990
Rural Community Service
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
When I returned home from the Peace Corps, I lived in Trinidad, CA continuing the simple life. I gave birth to my wonderful daughter, Kaya, and devoted the first 5 years to raising her. In '95 I was hired to teach in Rota (Northern Mariana Islands) for two years (1995-97). It was very similar to a Peace Corps experience. We returned home in '97, and I've continued to work as a river guide on the Trinity River in the summers, and in Arcata the rest of the year. I work with the Primary Intervention Program, helping young kids adjust to school by doing non-directive play therapy with them. I also do bodywork (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, and Energy Healilng). My Jamaican daughter is now a freshman in high school. We reside in Arcata, CA.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I've been reading through my Peace Corps journal, recalling my experiences. As well as making a difference to the Jamaican people, I also experience much personal growth.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
other members from this group, or others who would like to chat
Any message for returned volunteers?:
take time too readjust to this strange American culture!
Originally posted: January 15, 2005
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|By John Owens (184.108.40.206.pldt.net - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 8:24 am: Edit Post|
Nice to hear about you and your daughter. It is amazing to think that we left for Jamaica 20 years ago! Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org