Saturday, July 09, 2005

Friday, July 08, 2005

No Package Yet

Mail came, no package...

The Package

I am feeling that chaotic energy all over inside. It's that energy I feel whenver I am approaching a cusp in my life.

I already know how I will feel when I first pick up that crinkly paper package containing my invite.

I am just going to look at the package for a while, remembering how a whole year had led to this moment.

I won't open it right away, rather I'll drive it to a quiet place, somewhere outside, away from people that notice me.

I'll sit for a while, thinking of what this all means, and then slowly open the package.

Next Steps

I've been working like a maniac since Saturday getting my house ready for sale -- the first open house is this Sunday! Things sure feel like they are moving fast right now.

My Mom came down for two days and helped me with a bunch of painting -- she was my secret weapon. I would not have been ready for Sunday without her.

If every thing goes as planned, I will close on my house the end of August, or shortly thereafter. Once my house is sold, I will quit my job (no sooner than September 1st).

Once I am jobless and homeless, I will take off for California on my motorcycle. I hope to visit friends and family before I leave with the Peace Corps. I'm thinking about taking Route 66 at least part of the route. My Westerly endpoint will be my sister's house -- I can't wait to see my new nephew!

All-in-all, the days leading up to the road trip will be filled with preparations for the Peace Corps:

  • Selling my house
  • Giving away stuff, and putting what I keep into storage
  • Selling my car
  • Spending time with my family
  • Creating the appropriate legal documents
  • Organizing my finances
  • Getting my dog setup with my Grandparents

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

The Wheels Keep Turning

I heard back from the Peace Corps today. My file is being forwarded on to my Placement Officer!

That is very good news. It means I have passed a bunch of hurdles and am very close to getting a potential invitation.

I am very excited.