...which inevitably ends up with me chasing the ball

USNOF Pt. 2: Level 3 Facility

Children enter orphanages for any number of reasons here, one being that the parents decide they are not capable of raising the child. When I first arrived in country, it was hard to fathom how a parent could do that. After a while, however, I started to think “Imagine how hard this was for the…

Kids will always be kids

USNOF Pt. 1: Pahanets

Throughout the years, I have been able to meet people that have gone on to accomplish the truly impressive. I have friends that own/run multiple franchisees of an extremely popular donut chain, are entrepreneurs/owners who have started their own companies, are high ranking financial advisors, consultants and lawyers, are leading real estate agents in the…

36 hours in Moldova (give or take)

Since my last post, it feels like a year’s worth of events have happened in a short amount of time. Where do I even begin: With the epic trip to Crimea, volunteering with the Ukraine Special Needs Orphanage Fund, Camp HEAL Rd.3? All of those will receive appropriate attention. However, there was a slight detour…

New Shops + New Items = Progress! / Новые магазины + Новые поступления = Прогресс!

Originally posted on Eastern Rinok / Истерн Рынок:
We would like to welcome our newest shops: Jolly Carousel, Reflections of Crimea, and Vintage Angel Handmade! The Eastern Rinok project has been gaining popularity both in the United States and in Ukraine. Currently, 18 shops operate in five (5) cities: Chernigov, Izmail, Staryi Krim, Sumy, and Torez. Altogether, 43…