Return of RAS
August 9, 2010
The last month or so I have actually been doing pretty well. I haven’t thought much about Peace Corps because of work, the end of grad school, vacation, and a number of other distractions … this week though, Peace Corps has returned to the forefront of my thoughts … and is thus driving me insane🙂
This week started with a birthday party for my best friend. We had a fantastic time as expected, but hanging out with everyone got me thinking about everything I’m going to be leaving behind. I didn’t really get sad, but I started wishing that I actually had solidified plans for the future so I can start mentally and emotionally preparing myself. I had a number of other events over the last fwe days that did the same thing.
I also realized that tomorrow marks two weeks left until my 6-week deadline for my current nomination. They have two weeks to contact me, ask for more information, etc, etc. So now there is really a countdown of sorts. It’s actually within reach. Each day that passes makes me more and more nervous that I won’t have enough time to speak with them and get that invite … and if that doesn’t happen, what throws everything up in the air as to what to expect … not that anything is solid right now anyway!
Long story short, PC is once again the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep … it’s going to be a long two weeks!!!
For those who have gone through all of this: how soon prior to your 6-week deadline did they call to discuss with you your options … or ask for additional information? I figure it needs to be soon if I’m actually expected to have time to get things back to them (updated resume, etc) … just trying to see when I can start really stressing out🙂