It's struck me how lucky I am to be living in Oaxaca, a place filled with beautiful colonial architecture and surrounded by mountains and forests. I'm enjoying my new friends here and the intellectual stimulation offered by the American library in town. We have history classes, book presentations, language intercambio exchanges each week, and regular social get-togethers.
I look forward to my volunteer work continuing this year. It has given me so much joy working with these Mexican young people. My goal this year is to learn more about Mexican and Oaxacan culture and the people here.