Category Archives: Invitee

Life as a Nica Invitee, October 14, 2010- January 10, 2011.

Goodbye Room

I’m down to my last day in Framingham.  Yesterday my parents and I hosted a goodbye brunch for family and friends, and it was the best brunch a Jewish girl could have asked for: good people, good bagels and schmear, … Continue reading

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The Things They Carried

“If at the customs gate you were to go through all that luggage, you’ d see the things that they carried were as unique as were the aspirantes. There was a clump of fresh ginger in all that stuff, and … Continue reading

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Tyler

I have a new baby cousin!  He wasn’t due until the end of January so I wasn’t going to be able to meet him.  But now I do and that is awesome.  His name is Tyler.  Ahh

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I’m Famous!

Ready to help: Framingham woman headed to Nicaragua with Peace Corps By Danielle Ameden/Daily News staff MetroWest Daily News Posted Jan 03, 2011 @ 12:00 AM About to embark on a two-year Peace Corps tour, Lauren Spigel is packing her … Continue reading

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It’s All Coming Together

My flight to staging is officially booked. In addition, Nica 55 received a couple e-mails from the Nicaragua Country Desk yesterday. The e-mails contained important contact information for family and friends (see contact) and what to expect during Staging and our … Continue reading

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The MALE Center

“What’s your favorite sex act?”  I asked this question to about 25 different men in a bar one night, an icebreaker to begin a conversation about sexual health with men that have sex with men (MSM) in Boston.  As a … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary and Goodbyes

On December 9, 2009, I clicked the “submit” button on my Peace Corps application.  On December 9, 2010, I hosted a farewell party for my Maryland friends.  It seems as though I have come full circle in the Peace Corps … Continue reading

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Baby We were Born to Run

I am not a gifted runner.  I am slow.  My feet go inward. I mouth breath.  It’s a wonder I was able to play college ultimate at all.  But despite all the odds, I am going to whip myself into … Continue reading

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6 Weeks

Last Wednesday was my last day of work.  As of tomorrow, I only have six weeks left in the States.  My time is going to be spent packing, visiting with friends and family, getting through Rosetta Stone, and trying to … Continue reading

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Bump.

People bump into people. We interact, we talk, we move around, we stare at each other, and sometimes, in small ways, we leave an impression on someone else.  We may never even know it, but it’s there. -Like the lady … Continue reading

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Anticipation and Relief

After meeting Kate for the first time in-person for lunch on Thursday afternoon, I got a text from her while I was stuck in traffic on my way home from work. It said something along the lines of “My invitation is … Continue reading

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NICARAGUA!

I have so much to say, but it’s approaching midnight and I need to wake up in time for work tomorrow. I’ve been invited to serve as a Maternal and Child Health Promoter in Nicaragua, departing January 11, 2011 for … Continue reading

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