I’ll never go it alone

Peace Corps / Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

I feel like I’m going to be a freshman in college again.

The summer after senior year of high school everyone started to get on Facebook. I used it mostly to unsuccessfully track down my future roommate. Other people started groups for the incoming class, for dorms and for individual floors of those dorms. We’d use the group wall to talk about what we’re bringing, our majors, our fears, and whatever. We’d find people that sounded interesting online and then we’d friend-request them.

We were getting ready to step into a larger world and we wanted to do it together.

Maybe it’s society as a whole or maybe it’s the fact that we’re roughly the same class that started the trend, but the Peace Corps Ukraine Group is giving me the same vibe. We’re introducing ourselves, posting our worries and our questions. We’ve already started a conversation that could divide our group in two (not really, it’s a matter of who likes and dislikes tomatoes).

We’re repeating all the steps of leaving for college. I’ve gotten four friend request from complete strangers in the past few days. The whole group has me giddy to leave and if you’ve been around me in the past couple of weeks, you know I’ve already been giddy.

It’s nice to know that some things don’t change. It’s nicer knowing that I’m going into this new world with friends.

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