“you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land” Warsan Shire As I’m about to move back to the United States after living in Uganda for the past two years one thing is hard not to think about, and that is: why does … Continue reading Coming Home to a Different Country
It is currently dry season where I live, and we are having an extra dry one. I’ve heard rumors that we are going through one of the worst droughts since the 80’s. If you truly want to experience the effects of human caused climate change, move to a country that is economically dependent on agriculture … Continue reading Dirt Roads and Deep Conversation
Hello! So the holiday season is behind us now and spending it away from everyone I normally spend it with was weird. In addition to the coldest it has been here is in the high 60s, which I’m not complaining about but it isn’t exactly the Christmas weather I’m used to. If anyone is curious … Continue reading Christmas and Cabbages! (lot’s of cabbages)
So today I knew I had received a package in the mail that contained my new phone I ordered from America then had my wonderful mom send over here (it came with lots of other goodies as well, thanks mom and or any others that contributed!). But in order go and retrieve it from the … Continue reading Lost Phones and Rollercoasters.
Introverted in Uganda, Uganda. It’s a strange place for an introvert. But as an introvert I want to try and share what I have learned in a very extroverted and diverse society. I feel it applies in America just as much as it does here. When "at home entertainment" isn’t a thing or even a … Continue reading Introverted in Uganda: The Ryan Shafer Story
Dear Ice Cubes and Hot Showers, I miss you. Sincerely, Ryan Uganda, I’ve been in this country almost 3 months now and one thing I can say is that the time I’ve spent here has went so fast. Another thing I can say is that I have learned so much already from its people and … Continue reading Ice Cubes and Hot Showers
Hey all! So after reading my first blog post and realizing it really didn't describe what I'll be doing during my two plus years over here I figured I'd write about that here. So I am currently serving in the Peace Corps in Uganda. I'll be moving to the southwest part of Uganda in August … Continue reading UGANDA!
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