Saturday, December 25, 2004
Those things that I see in this world, the things external, that come to me through my senses, what they really are, and what I know them to be, is not the same.
The difference is not easy to measure. It comes to me in shards of understanding as I learn about myself. It comes to me during those unexpected moments when peace melts into me.
The more I know myself, the more I understand those things I see in this world.
Friday, December 24, 2004
My little soldier has been sent out on his way.
I completed my medical clearance forms and sent them out yesterday (Thursday). It took me 19 days to get all of the appointments and forms squared away.
It's good to have the ball back in the Peace Corps' court. I experienced a small twinge, each day that passed, after receiving the medical clearance forms. I new with each new day that the clearance process was waiting for me.
Now I can sit back and contemplate what will happen next!
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Well, it's been a while since my last post -- I was having many competing priorities: family, work, peace corps, Christmas preparation, friends, and sleep.
I have actually been very active on the Peace Corps front -- there is a lot to do during the medical clearance process!
I am glad to report the following wonderful progress:
- 90% of my medical exam is complete (ya, even the turn and cough part). I will take my tuberculosis test tomorrow, and then I just have to wait for the lab results -- which should be done by this Thursday.
- I have in my possession one mental health statement written for and about me (it's very weird to read such statements about oneself -- it's kinda like being a peeping Tom on your own life).
- My dental statement (complete with full x-rays) is ready to go.
- My eye exam info is done and also ready to go (complete with my very own choice of birth-control glasses).
All I have left to do is create two personal statements, one describing my personal counseling sessions and the other describing my family counseling sessions.
I plan to send a my completed medical clearance package to the Peace Corps on Thursday, just before my long awaited celebration drink!