Tag Archive: hungary

I NEVER THOUGHT HUNGARY WOULD FEEL SO MUCH LIKE HOME

  When did Hungary begin to feel like home? Honestly, when I left. And then even more so when I returned. We always remember things more fondly after a bit of space, I… Continue reading

MY RELATIONSHIPS WITH BENEFICIARIES IN A NEW CONTEXT

  Many friends and family back in the US have noticed a distinct difference in the way I discuss (or don’t discuss) my work with refugees since moving to Greece, as opposed to… Continue reading

AN UPDATE FROM HUNGARY

  I recently went back to Budapest, Hungary (where I lived for two years as a Global Mission Intern with the Reformed Church in Hungary) for a 10-day holiday and was amazed and… Continue reading

WHEN YOU DON’T SPEAK THE LANGUAGE YET

  I’ve found that when I move abroad and am constantly surrounded by foreign languages, my brain sometimes panics and speaks in whatever foreign language feels the most familiar – even if it’s… Continue reading

WHAT BROKE YOU?

  Having a spectacular spiritual sojourner, Melinda, during my YASC year in Westford, MA was critical to my staying in the program and undergoing so much personal growth. During my eleven months with… Continue reading

MY RETURN TO WESTFORD

  As many of you know, getting my visa for my upcoming GMI placement in Greece has not been easy. What we initially thought was going to be a quick six weeks back… Continue reading

A TIME OF TRANSITION

  I’ve been back in the United States for 40 days now and things are starting to feel back to normal. Since arriving to Ohio on October 1st, I’ve been spending my days itinerating… Continue reading

TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN VULNERABLE WITH ME

  To all those who have been vulnerable with me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your insights, raw emotions, and shared solidarity have had a huge impact on my… Continue reading

YOU CAN GO, BUT YOU CAN’T TELL

  Hungary’s transit zones on the Serbian-Hungarian border are considered to be “no man’s land” by the government. A Hungarian colleague of mine, however, calls them something quite different – modern day concentration… Continue reading

IT’S OFFICIAL

  Welp, it’s official – my tickets have been purchased and I will be leaving Budapest, Hungary, my home for the last two years, on September 30th, just two days after turning 25.… Continue reading