Friday, August 23, 2019

"Is the Peace Corps truly accomplishing what it promotes itself to be?"

Many people both within and outside of the Peace Corps network have mixed feelings on the effectiveness of volunteers and the goals of the organization. For two years, I've had many conversations, a...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"Home" has become an elusive concept for me.

For the first seventeen years of my life, Home was the 3rd floor apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, followed by the 1950s-style single-family home in Queens Village. It was brick and mortar; 3-bedrooms, 2-stories, a garage,...

Friday, July 19, 2019

TL;DR: It's Hot Girl Summer.

I have wanted to talk about my dating life in Ecuador since I began on this — lets call it introspective — journey. I know I discuss singleness a lot with friends and family because I am in the Peace Corps at an interesting age (Thrilling Th...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

I haven't bought my ticket home yet.

Yes, part of the excuse is that Peace Corps hasn't sent me the funds yet, but that's really just a cover-up for the real reason: I have a hard time letting go. Buying that ticket will seal the deal and put me into hyperdrive towards...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

“What is one characteristic of a good relationship?”

My Dad asked me this question during one of our countless heart-to-hearts as we traveled throughout Ecuador over the last few weeks. It took me over a day to respond.

“Compassion. You know you have a good relationship...

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© 2019 by Arielle M. Benjamin

Matthew 5:16

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