Two weeks ago I posted something a little cryptic:
I also am not sure what I want to do (well I do and I am working on it but something needs to fill that time).
This post is to answer Amy, who asked “So what is it exactly that you want to do?”
Today, I submitted my application for the Peace Corps.
This is something that I have been considering since freshman year of college. For a while I went back and forth between wanting to do it and being not sure if it something for me. My thoughts changed weekly on the subject. That’s part of the reason I haven’t said anything about it on here, or spread the word to too many people that I know. I didn’t want to say that I was going to do something big like that and not follow through.
Now that my application and recommendation letters are submitted, I get to play the waiting game. The website says that they will contact me within two weeks “to discuss the next steps of the application process.” To be honest, I really don’t know what happens next.
To answer a few questions before they are asked: I do not care where I am going. I want to either help a country with computer systems or teach English. The term is 27 months. If I had a choice, I would go some place that speaks French and is in Africa. I will still be working in the meantime until I ship out.
I really can’t express my excitement for what I accomplished today or for what I will accomplish during my service.
I hope that answers some questions. I will keep you updated as I learn more.