Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What do you like about it?

Several weeks ago, at a Peace Corps training, we met our new country director. We had to say goodbye to our old director and welcome a new woman named Peggy McClure to be the new head of Peace Corps staff in Morocco.

When she addressed us for the first time she mentioned something that I oddly had not thought about often enough.

“What do you like about it?”

“It” is Peace Corps. I was surprised at myself that I hadn’t really thought about it much. She balanced it with the notion that this experience is not easy and so though the rough patches you must ask yourself that question.

It was just then that I took a moment to make a list. Here’s what I came up with:

1. Most of the kids at my youth center.
2. Spending time with my sister Rababe.
3. Being friends with Imane.
4. Latifa and Souad, 2 sisters that I met at the youth center.
5. Watching movies and t.v. almost anytime I want.
6. Napping daily.
7. Time to work out at home.
8, Living alone.
9. Being able to travel.
10. Having small daily accomplishments that make me feel proud of myself.