Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Huston, We Have Clearance

No f***ing way! I've been medically cleared!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

It's Time For Another Leap

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:

  1. 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.
  2. It's time for me to downsize -- I have a 4-bedroom house for just two people.
  3. This is a great time to sell my house, the market is good and so are the interest rates.
  4. 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.