Kalea Moore ecuador 2013

Kalea was born and raised in Arizona. She is active in her community, and has been a member of youth ministry for the last four years. She loves to sing and make music in her free time. She is very passionate about service work, and being accepted to Global Citizen Year is one of the highlights of her life, and she looks forward to making the most of this experience.

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Getting my Joy Back.
March 28, 2013

“I want my own things/ how i lived them/
& give me my
memories/ how i waz when i waz there/
you cant have them or do nothin wit them/”
-ntozake shange. “For coloured girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf”
 
9am: Wake up
9am-10:30am: Get Sunday ready
10:30am-11am: Drive to church
11am-1pm: Sit in church
1pm-1:30pm: Talk with my church family
1:30pm-2pm: Drive home
2pm-whenever: Family time
 
Being raised in a religious family this was my schedule mostly every Sunday. It was routine….up until August 19th, 2012 Sunday was the day I went to church no matter what I did…

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High, Low, High GO!
February 27, 2013

HIGH, LOW, HIGH GO!
Chimborazo has not been the easiest place to live. Basically the last 4 months have been a struggle. From people switching families, difficulty with apprenticeships and weight gain. But through all these struggles we have grown closer as a group. In our group we refer to the good things as “highs” and the not so good things as “lows”. So in this blog I will be sharing some highs and lows that I’ve had in the last for months in my community with you.
We always start with high and end with high to end on a positive note, so here we go!…

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Happiness
December 5, 2012

To be happy is what we all want in the end right?
Happiness is the state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to joy.
In the last month I have struggled extremely to find contentment and happiness in myself. From homesickness to real sickness its all been very hard.
I find myself lonely the nights I fall asleep before my parents come home (which is very often). I am tired with bags under my eyes because most nights I can’t sleep, con gripe ALL the time and on top of all that homesickness is a pain.  It will…

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It’s The Little Things.
November 19, 2012

Playing soccer in the rain.
Seeing a double rainbow on a bad day.
Watching a loving bother hug his baby sister.
Listening to a grandfather tell his granddaughter the story of Red Riding Hood (and letting her make some up as he goes along).
Showing your 4 year old host sister one of your favorite Disney movies (Princess and the frog) and even though it’s in Spanish you know all the words and all the songs!
Your 4 year old host sister telling you she loves you before you go to sleep at night and leave in the morning.
Someone reminding you how much…

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Dorothy, I Don’t Think We are in Phoenix Anymore.
November 10, 2012

Hello everyone, I’m back after a short 2 months!
Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday I said my goodbyes and started on this 8 month journey.
We spent our first 5 weeks studying our Spanish, volunteering and expanding our knowledge about Ecuador.
My time here has been nothing less than exciting from meeting my WONDERFUL Quito family, to discovering Mcdonald’s and Cinnabon, and stumbling upon the discoteca’s in the mariscal (at a reasonable hour).
The day in the Hostel we got our letters about our families I was nervous… actually nervous doesn’t even begin to explain how I felt. While packing everything…

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A New Adventure
July 31, 2012

Hello my name is Kalea Moore.
I am often thought of as the one who dares to be different. In school, I was never the one to follow the rest of the crowd. So, when the opportunity to take a Global Citizen Year presented itself, I jumped at the chance!
I love to help people and make people smile. Going into this program I’d like to help people the best way I can, learn Spanish, and learn to appreciate other cultures. I hope with my time in Ecuador I could make a difference in someone’s life
I must admit that…

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