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Peace Corps No More?

Yeah, you read that right. I am two months out from leaving for the Peace Corps, and I'm plugging along through all the medical exams and such, and ...what if I don't go? My head is spinning even thinking those words. I have wanted this for so long and pursued it so hard and done so… Continue reading Peace Corps No More?

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Peace Corps

Preparing

It's difficult to prepare for a somewhat ambiguous adventure months in advance. The amount of paperwork alone that the Peace Corps requires is mind blowing, let alone the language courses and culture studies and medical exams and, ya know, preparing to do an about-face with your life. I finally got my fingerprints sent off for… Continue reading Preparing

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Ukraine??

Do you remember that post where I told you that since the Peace Corps hadn't worked out this time that I wouldn't post about it again until I reapply? Well I haven't reapplied, but I have gotten an email that changes everything! Check this out: Yes. That just happened. I never saw that coming. Ukraine.… Continue reading Ukraine??

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Peace Corps Decision

I received this email two days before I was prepared to see it. Here is my March 13 2015 Peace Corps decision: When I say "maybe next time" I really mean it. I will take the next year or more to cultivate more pertinent skills than just English education, and I will reapply in the… Continue reading Peace Corps Decision

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Tick tock, tick tock 

Today is Thursday, the 12th of March. On the ides of March, I will receive word about where I will call home for the next two+ years of my life. I know, for someone who isn't yet in the Peace Corps, I write an awful lot about it. Well, hopefully the ides of March will… Continue reading Tick tock, tick tock 

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Peace Corps Interview

I have been remiss in posting as of late, but this event shall not go undocumented. My Peace Corps interview was supposed to be scheduled for Wednesday, but something went wrong with the scheduling, and I found out Tuesday evening that the last available slot for me to interview would be Friday morning at 8am.… Continue reading Peace Corps Interview

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RWANDA

Once the paperwork came to a pause and the hustle and bustle of life filled my attention again, I started to forget that I'd just applied for the Peace Corps. What can I say - sometimes reality gets in the way of reality. And besides, I have been trying desperately not to let my heart… Continue reading RWANDA

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Goodbye Morocco

It's been about 24 hours since I submitted my Peace Corps application. Immediately after submitting it, you're sent a Health History form, which took me the better part of an hour to go through, even though I've a limited medical history. Honestly the best part about going through it was that it gave me a… Continue reading Goodbye Morocco

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Peace Corps

I try not to talk about it because I tend to get way too excited about it, but if you haven't figured it out already, the Peace Corps has been a life long dream of mine. I am pretty sure I was younger than 10 when I read something in a National Geographic magazine about a Peace… Continue reading Peace Corps