“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”
Despite a whole list of worries and fears, Kristin continues to adventure here in Nome and learns what it really means to be “brave”.
Francesca reflects on the beauty — and brevity — of fall in Western Alaska.
Caitlin seeks familiarity in a strange place — and finds more connections than expected.
183, to be exact. At least, those are all the miles volunteer Jenn has driven since arriving in Nome—this town with three roads out and no roads in.
While dealing with a recent loss, volunteer Kristin reflects on what it means to be home.
Francesca reflects on the “small acts of courage” displayed by KNOM volunteers as they adapt to life in Nome.
Volunteer Caitlin reflects on changes in her wardrobe as she settles into Nome.
After an eventful day of service at Nome’s Food Bank, Jenn understands why volunteers are advised to respond in the affirmative when opportunities arise.
Volunteer Kristin reflects on her adjustment to Nome—an abundance of discoveries, with much still left to learn.