Being back home for about a month now (actually back in my town, not just being back to the states) I have been thinking a lot about how this past year has felt a lot like just a dream. I have had to fight this consistently as I there are valuable people, realizations, and lessons I learned that have shaped the newly grown person I am today. As a result I make sure to often reflect on physical memories I brought home. My favorite being a scrapbook that my Teach for India mentor and students made for me that I have since added to. I also lean on my friendships I made while in country. This keep me grounded and help to remember that this past year in India was real and had a real impact on me. The people who were on the journey with me taught me some of the most valuable lessons while I was there. I like to remember this happiness with a vlog one of my fellow fellows and I co-created from our travels whilst there.
About Faith Anderson
Faith is passionate about service work, human rights, and animals. Her self appointed mission in life is to give voice to the voiceless, that includes animals and the environment. You will rarely catch Faith without a smile on her face and in an upbeat can-do attitude. She is involved in Women's Rights Activism, various political groups, and works at a local animal hospital. Her main goals for the year are to widen her world view and to be able to effectively have a positive impact on her host community and on her home one. "Traverse all darkness on rafts of laughter with long warm paddles of optimism and cheer" -Matthew Gray Gubler