Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Waiting phase

So this is my first blog ever, hard to believe since I'm in the world of advertising and it's all about new media.

But I'll soon leave that behind for a far-away island nation, possibly. We're waiting right now for our official invitation to the Peace Corps. Brett and I are both medically cleared (not a fun process), and nominated for programs in the South Pacific Islands leaving in Oct. 2008. It was a bit of a shock at first, since we had put eastern europe as our first choice and south america as second. But after the initial shock it was just excitement, and wondering what it would be like to live in a village hut wearing lava-lavas (skirts). We even read up on suggested books from friends about the south pacific (sex lives of cannibals and getting stoned with savages). I was nominated for business advising, and Brett secondary english teaching.

And now it's waiting....waiting....waiting. And wasting time - minutes, hours at work searching everywhere I can online for current peace corps blogs and groups to find out as much as I can.

Our timeline so far for the peace corps process has been this:
End of Aug. 2007 - went to a local peace corps info meeting
Sept - worked on our applications
Oct 31, '07 - interview with our peace corps recruiter
Feb. 14, '08 - nominated
April 14, '08 - medically cleared
Invite - soon!!