Saturday, July 02, 2005

Maybe Not Madagascar

It looks like Madagascar could be out of the picture for me. The staging date for Madagascar is September 25th -- not November 14th.

It's all good! The mystery is a big part of the excitement!

Friday, July 01, 2005

New Destination Rumor

Late breaking rumor from Amy:

    "There is a large group of people leaving in November for Madagascar. No French requirement. I have a friend serving there and she said they are expecting a BIG group (60-90) for teaching English and computer work."

The place I am nominated for is a "Non-French speaking country of Africa".

Africa 14rs Yahoo Group Created

Rumors have it there could be approximately 60 Peace Corps volunteers headed to Africa in November!

In an attempt to connect some of the dots, we have formed a Yahoo Group with the hope that it will help at least some of us get to know some of the rest of us just a little before we start on the road to Africa.

So if you are headed to Africa in November with the Peace Corps, consider joining our group!

Ok, here comes a warning -- it's not yet for sure that I will make it into the Peace Corps, and if I do, it's not even for sure that I will be headed to Africa.

At the very least, helping set up the group gives me the feeling like I am preparing; if only in a small way, for something that I deeply hope happens.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Anonymous Commenting Turned Off

I have turned off the anonymous comments feature for this blog.

There is an anonymous person repeatedly posting derogatory remarks. These remarks are extremely hurtful and inappropriate. Consequently, I have been permanently deleting them.

I would ask this person to send me an email (or some other form of non-anonymous communication) to discuss the root cause of their bad feelings towards me.

The Drum Roll is Still Going...

Well, no word yet from the Placement Assistant (the person that asked for more details regarding my essay).

The suspense is crazy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

More Data Please

The review of my application has started!

I just received an email from the Peace Corps, regarding my cross-cultural essay. The essay is supposed to describe a time when I have had to adapt my behavior to meet the needs of a specific situation. My essay was not specific enough, so they have asked me for more detail.

I have submitted additional information based on my "Peace Corps Paradox" post. I hope it is good enough -- I'm feeling both nervous and excited!


Monday, June 27, 2005

The Legal Hold is Gone!

Things are sure moving fast now! The legal hold was removed from my file -- wooo whooo. I am told there is one more legal review after the invitation occurs.
Now I am just waiting for my file to get through the application review and then find its way to my placement officer's desk.