30 Apr Saying Goodbye to Two Years in Peace Corps Jamaica: A Video

Yesterday we said goodbye to what had been our home and life for the past two years. It’s been a roller coaster ride, almost 4 total years of our life if you include the process we went through just to get accepted and placed to serve as volunteers (which was typical at the time, not so typical now). The last couple of months, weeks, and days we’ve had the chance to reflect with other fellow volunteers, get in a few new adventures, and more importantly, say thanks to the people of Jamaica who have taught and given us so much.

It’s incredible to think of all of the challenges, the fun, the adventure, the work- everything that makes up the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer. There’s just no way to really answer question, “how was it?”.  I guess we could say, “It was everything we’d hope it would be and more,” and that still feels like we are cheapening the experience.

Two Years Video

It’s impossible to summarize two years, but these short video clips will hopefully give you a taste of our experience in Jamaica as Peace Corps Volunteers. We’re so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to come and live in a Jamaican community, to share life with people, to be challenged and to grow. It was not always easy, but we have gained so incredibly much in return.

-J + M

Reblogged via our personal blog: Two Years in Peace Corps Jamaica: A Video | Simply Intentional.

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7 Comments
  • swo8
    Posted at 14:11h, 30 April Reply

    Your video brought a smile to my face. What a wonderful experience it must have been. Time well spent. I’m sure they benefited from your efforts as much as you did.
    Leslie

    • intentionalmc
      Posted at 14:25h, 30 April Reply

      Thanks, Leslie. We really appreciate that. The experience had its ups and downs but we’re so glad we did it, and we will be forever changed. Take care.

      • swo8
        Posted at 14:26h, 30 April Reply

        Experiences like this really open up the world to you.
        Leslie

  • Chris f
    Posted at 13:04h, 01 May Reply

    Love your video!!

  • A. Grant
    Posted at 22:39h, 01 May Reply

    Wow thank you for giving your time and energy to my homeland. Hope you experienced growth and love too.It looks like your efforts were well appreciated.
    Looks like it rained a lot .heheha
    Walk Good!
    AGrant

  • Janna gies
    Posted at 22:39h, 01 May Reply

    Even 45 years ago when I entered the peace corps (philippines, 68-70) it was that kind of experience you express here – best said as “the toughest job you will ever love” & the experience has given me continuous gifts for all those years – best thing I ever decided to do .Janna, RPCV

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