I have officially been here in The Philippines for Two Whole Years!!!
I do indeed believe that this is an accomplishment.
I remember very early on in my Peace Corps career having doubts. Would I make it the entire two years? What am I doing here? Was this a bad idea?
But then… things weren’t so different anymore. I learned how to: eat with my hands, kill cockroaches and spiders, eat food, ride jeepneys and trikes, kill and drain the blood from animals, eat meat again, drink red horse and ginebra, smile when I’m sad, smile when I’m happy, love, cry, etc.
But, what I’ve learned to do more than anything else is…
Oh, I’m still selfish. I’m still self-centered.
However, I feel like I’m a lot more patient. I feel like I try harder to understand others.
I thought I’d have more to say, but I don’t.
I’m just happy with my time. It’s ending now, but it’s supposed to.
– Brandon Holly –