Resume builder

11 Mar

Right, so I owe you all an update for February but this will have to do: My time in Jamaica is coming to a close and I have been busy with school work, busy with job work, busy with community work, and did I mention really really busy?

Among the recent things I’ve done? Update my resume. Here are some excerpts:

Samantha Travis
Jamaica, West Indies
Peace Corps Volunteer; March 2010 – Present

• Assisted in writing successful grant. Awarded $200,000US. Built new school.
• Developed curriculum. Taught leadership classes weekly; empowered students.
• Created parameters for J’can women to amplify recycled card enterprise.
• Conducted 12 workshops honing business, advertising, and financial expertise.

But then I was all like, ‘wait! there’s more’:
• Increased literature consumption; completed > 155 books.
• Received 32 marriage proposals. Improved sense of humor.
• Hosted parasite; eliminated 9 pounds of needed body weight in 9 hours.
• Administered shockingly cold bucket baths at least 2x per week.

And then I was all like, ‘I need to save space. Can this be simplified?’:
•Humbled by a 26 month third-world ego plunge. Retained buoyant optimism.

More soon come.
Until then,

12 Responses to “Resume builder”

  1. Andrew Travis March 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    25 months ago, one month into service, did you ever anticipate all that would accomplish/experience? Never mind, I already know the answer to that.

    I love your simplified account of your time in Jamaica with the Peace Corps.

    Sammi soon come home!


  2. Victoria March 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Hey you, can’t believe two years have passed since you went to Jamaica. Amazing. Listen, waste no energy worrying about work in future. You have had some incredible experiences and I’ve never heard of anyone being in the Peace Corps and then having a hard time getting a job.

    Will I get to see you in the next few months?

    Sending many hugs and kisses.


    • Sammi Travis March 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      Victoria!! So great to hear from you. Thank you (as always) for reading and commenting! You WILL see me in a few months. In a week or so (fingers crossed) I will be blogging about my future plans. Yippie!
      In the meantime you are so totally right about not wasting energy on work towards the future. I’m enjoying my time here, living in the moment. “Mi Dayah” they say here in Jamaica.

      MUCH love,

  3. kek34 March 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    This is the perfect time for you to write this particular blog post because ever since I came back from Jamaica, everyone has been asking what you have been doing in the Peace Corps… Now I can show them! haha I am so proud of you – You are amazing. What an accomplishment!

    • Sammi Travis March 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      Kat! Oh my goodness; Jamaica MISSES YOU!!!!!
      Thank you (again and again) so much for visiting me! What a memorable vacation 🙂 I’m glad this blog post came at the right time. Can’t wait to see you in Pittsburgh!

  4. Collee Skemp March 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I would hire you on the spot.

  5. Mark Bryson March 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    •Humbled by a 26 month third-world ego plunge. Retained buoyant optimism.

    I love this quote!

  6. Valli Sanstrom March 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed your posts. Unfortunately my medical clearance took so long I’ve missed out on my ‘dream’ placement in the Caribbean. I’ve been placed in Asia somewhere, waiting for ‘THE ENVELOPE’, as a Coastal Resources Advisor.

    • Sammi Travis March 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

      Thanks for keeping me updated. As you know the new group arrived this week! Eek, I have yet to meet them but it’s very exciting.
      My “dream” placement was in Asia — crazy how the world works. Best of luck to you, though!

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