My name is Alexandra. I am 25 years old, born and raised in California. I am committed to 27 months of service for the Peace Corps. My project assignment is as a Health Promoter in rural villages and communities of the western highlands in Guatemala. I departed in April 2011, and I am scheduled to return in July 2013. I have started this blog as a way for curious friends and family to track my experience over the next two years and learn a little bit more about both the culture in Guatemala as well as what the Peace Corps may entail. I plan to make posts in the form of “chapters of a mini-novel” as opposed to an online journal of daily activities. My internet access will be limited so you may be waiting a couple weeks in between chapters. This is my story, through my eyes and from my perspective. I hope you find it somewhat educational, maybe a little bit inspirational, but, most importantly, enjoyable. Thanks for reading!