When I first started my Peace Corps application last April, I knew that it would be a long and tedious process. I’d been warned by those that have gone before me that it would be a true test of patience, which is something I know I will need during my 27 months of service.
Still, I turned in my application as soon as I could. I completed my medical and dental forms in record time, and all of the additional experience my recruiter suggested I get (CPR and First Aid Certification) was set-up immediately.
So as you can guess, I may be a lot of things…but I am NOT patient.
Most nights I stay awake, in the darkest of hours, reading Peace Corps Journals until fatigue overwhelms anxiety. When will it be my turn? I ask myself over and over and over and over and over and over again…No really, I ask myself that SOOOOO many times. It’s becoming impossible to contain my excitement!
What’s even worse is that today THREE acquaintances of mine on THREE separate occasions asked me the same questions: Did you get an invitation yet? What’s your location? It’s really taking a long time, isn’t it Laquia?
I forced a smile and tried not to scream out “DUH, IT’S TAKING A LONG TIME! CAN’T YOU SEE I’M BARELY MAKING IT?!” After all, the truth of the matter is, their guess is as good as mine.
Earlier this month my Placement Officer called to tell me that I should find out something by the end of the month, but it may take a while longer due to certain circumstances. As far as I’m concerned, it’s already the end of the month and I’m due for a phone call any day now.
But until something changes, I’ll be focusing on GRADUATION MAY 7th & 8th!!!!!!!!
I better hear something before then…because I really do hate WAITING!