The trials, tribulations, triumphs and truths of a feisty fifty something Peace Corps volunteer. One woman's quest to experience, learn and grow...while serving others halfway across the world. An empty nester joins the PC as a way of shaking up her life and expanding her horizons. This book covers the difficulties, challenges and failures with humor and acceptance. Told in anecdotal story form, this read demonstrates why the "Peace Corps is the toughest job you'll ever love".
Joanne is a free spirited middle aged lady who enjoys life. Having traveled varied paths during the course of her life, she has filled many roles including sister, daughter, friend, play mate, girlfriend, wife, mother and now adds grandmother to this list! As one who often gets bored, Joanne has had many jobs and vocations including waitress, secretary, factory worker, family advocate, shelter manager, probation officer, house cleaner, gardener, ESL teacher, and most recently author. Her many varied experiences have earned her a little wisdom, a somewhat open mind, a curious nature and a great big sense of humor. She has had the opportunity to live, work and travel abroad in recent years and believes everyone has their own path to walk and should do so with enthusiasm!