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The Toughest Job She Ever Loved

by Heather Leet

When she joined the Peace Corps she never guessed it would be the best and worst experience of her life. For two years she lived in that small village being both a foreigner and a native; her teaching job was both the hardest and easiest thing she had ever done. When she returned to the states her friends thought she had completely changed and not changed at all. At her first interview the interviewer was impressed with the exoticness of her experience and her normality. When she told people about her Peace Corps life they were both intrigued and put off. After awhile she stopped talking about it but she knew she would always be the girl with one foot here and one foot there.

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Heather Leet, author of It Started with a Scab, is a modern day Robin Hood, but instead of stealing from the rich she cajoles them into giving her money to help fund programs that will hopefully one day make the world a better place. She spends not enough time writing on her blog, and hopes to one day publish her collection of Love Poems to Dictators.

3 comments:

Quin said...

i wanted to ask, is this based on experience?

Anonymous said...

Quin,

Somewhat. I did serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer and it was a wonderful experience. But it does sometimes overshadow everything else I do.

Heather L

Quin said...

i can see how it would...that past would always tint your life.

good for you..what an amazing experience to hold in your life.