October 5, 2010
The wait is officially over and I’m going to Thailand!
Every moment of this application process is well worth it now that I finally know where I am going and what I am doing. All the ups and downs are over and I now know what I’m going to be doing with the next 27 months of my life!
I know the last few posts I have debated whether or not I really wanted to serve. I have a ton of great stuff going for me right now and I didn’t know whether I wanted to give that up … but the fact of the matter is, as soon as that invitation was in my hands, there was no decision … there was only Peace Corps. I’m going, and that’s that.
I’m terrified, and sad, and don’t want to leave all this behind … but at the same time, I’m ecstatic and thrilled and I’ve never been more excited! My mom said to me yesterday that she is proud of me and I didn’t think much of it because it seems that’s what everyone says when you say you’re going off to join Peace Corps. Then she continued and said something along the lines of “I’m proud of you for taking this leap. It isn’t about service or what you’re doing there, of course I’m proud of you for that too, but it’s for having the courage to pursue this. So many people have these dreams but just stay content in their lives. You’re making it happen. I’m proud of you.”
You know what Mom, I’m proud of me too 🙂
Anyway, here are the details for all of you that are wondering 🙂
Program: Teacher Collaboration and Community Outreach (TCCO)
Job Title: Teacher Collaborator and Community Facilitator
Orientation Date: January 8, 2011
Pre-service Training: January 10, 2011 – March 22, 2011
Dates of Service: March 23, 2011 – March 22, 2011
Thank you to everyone who has followed my blog. I will be switching to a new blog now that I know where I’m going to be serving. I will be setting that up soon and will post a link here to let you all know how to follow me 🙂