Week 7


  1. Don’t be afraid to explore
  2. When in doubt, add another layer
  3. WARM SOCKS, wear them
  4. Wear what you feel comfortable in, they’re going to stare anyway
  5. Download podcasts before you leave for a trip
  6. Podcasts will make living alone feel less lonely
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
    1. I’m not good at this, but I’m working on it
  8. Make notes of your mental health—ask for help here too if you need it
  9. Make sure you have a support system in country and at home
  10. Don’t be afraid to share when you’re struggling
    1. I wrote a piece about my mental health journey during my time in Ukraine that highlights a lot of this
  11. Ask for good pens in care packages
  12. Forgive your at home friends if they don’t reach out or it seems like they’re forgetting about you

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