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Thursday, May 1, 2008

After a few years of dreaming, 9 months of applying, 3 months of uncertainty, one month of unrelated (and unrelenting!) job offers/applications/resumes, and an hour and a half waiting on the floor of FedEx, its official!

I'll be a Youth Development Peace Corps volunteer in BULGARIA this July!!!

Crazy, huh? I've spent the last few months convincing myself this wasn't meant to be, and I wasn't sure I wanted to go anymore, but its actually happening.

Just last week CSM officially offered me the superhost/assistant director job in NYC for the summer, and I wrestled hardcore about whether or not to accept. I mean, it was a job I KNEW I would love, and would be good at! And they were offering it NOW. How could I not accept? But saying yes would be closing the door to Peace Corps. And while I wasn't sure that was still what I wanted, I've been dreaming about this for too long to not give myself the option to still let it happen...

So here I am, sitting with an invitation kit from the Peace Corps weighing exactly 1.7 pounds, planning out the next 2 and a half years of my life. The next two and a half years in BULGARIA.





Whoa.




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2 comments:

applesynaranjas said...

YAY!!!! SO excited for you and that you feel more confident now about your decisions now. But I know you're gonna do great wherever you would have ended up... thanks for still posting on here because it's fascinating and enlightening to hear about your experiences. Much luck to you!!

- christine

gmh said...

Здравей!!! Zdravei! Честито! Chestito!

I'm an Elon alum working in NYC that served with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria from 2004-06 after great experiences working with EV!. I'm very excited for you and your new adventure!

Keep in touch and feel free to hit me up with questions you may have. My blog is http://go2buxton.blogspot.com/