Sometimes leaving for the Peace Corps seems so close, even too close; other times so far away that I can barely see it.
It's been almost a year since I started this journey (July 25th will be the one year mark) -- wow! I've never waited this long to find out if I would be accepted to any type of organization.
I know my Peace Corps gig is not yet for sure; a lot could still happen and I could potentially be rejected. Even so, I am going to begin the process of selling my house. Here's why:
- If I do not make it into the Peace Corps: I will still find a way to go out into the world and help, where help is needed most.
- It's time for me to downsize -- I have a 4-bedroom house for just two people.
- This is a great time to sell my house, the market is good and so are the interest rates.
- Many families look to upgrade homes during the summer because school is out. I live in a great school district and I am within blocks of an elementary, middle school, and senior high school.
I know that I am about to take a big leap, and yes I am scared (I could use one of those hugging nuns again). Deep inside though, I am even more scared of not getting into the Peace Corps and not selling my house, and quietly sliding back into my previous, comfortable, sleepy life.