Friday, April 30, 2010


So, currently, I'm at Peace Corps All Volunteer (All Vol) Conference in Ho, and it has been an, ah, interesting week. Mostly lectures, but also fun things:

beard contest
talent show (tonight)
Ghanian engagement ceremony between two volunteers
Prom (I wore a yellow dress, which somehow wasn't ruined when I was pulled into the pool by a certain evil volunteer- VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!)

We are staying in a nice hotel with A/C, TV, and a swimming pool- yeah, being a PCV can be tough sometimes, I have to admit!

So far the workshop has been pretty informative, and it's been cool seeing and meeting people who live far away. It also feels weird being around a lot of Americans in one place. A nice preview for when I come back for vacation.

I guess some things have happened since I last posted, like my birthday extravaganza. A lot of stress, but a lot of fun. At work, we are starting to look at brochure and T-Shirt designs. I am also working on building a database full of pictures for the company to pull from for calendars, postcards, and advertising.

This week has also been a great motivator, especially meeting people who have been here longer. They have ideas and experiences that have actually been invaluable. We have even met some inspiring Ghanaians who can help with projects related to HIV. (This conference is centered around HIV/AIDS.) One was a guest speaker living with HIV, and another was a man who incorporates drama and improv into his HIV/AIDs workshops.

So, basically, I've been pretty busy lately, but never too busy to answer your e-mails. Hit me up if you have any questions. Oh, and those of you in North Carolina? Only about 6 weeks to go!!! See y'all soon!


Anonymous said...

Can't wait 'til you come home! BTW - you always did look good in yellow :)


Theresa Mattiello said...

I love you. See you soon. Btw my new number is (366) 558-5923. Will i be able to reach you at your old number?

Love Theresa

Katie Caldwell said...

um... no, ill email you my parents home num

Anonymous said...

YAY! I can't wait till June 14th!!! We have a lot of plans for a fun week(s) home.
<3 JC

Anonymous said...

Hey Katie,
Sounds like you are busy! Can't wait to see you in June. Happy belated birthday! Take care and see ya in a few weeks.
Aunt Julie