It is official. I am going to El Salvador. Orientation is July 19 and I leave good ol' America on July 20th. I am still processing this news and dealing with the formidable big blue packet that arrived at my door on Tuesday night (and yes of course it happened when I got out of the shower and had to frighten the poor UPS man in my towel). But I will say I am so thrilled. I am happy to have an invitation. I am happy that I am going to serve my country (in a way that I love and believe in wholeheartedly). I am happy to be learning Spanish (again). Finally, I am happy that I don't have to pack winter clothes! And truth be told I cannot wait to get started.
At this point I am at a loss for what to say. It has not really sunk in that I am moving to El Salvador! I am going to go let it do that.
In other Peace Corps news I would like to bring to attention a project that I will be involved in during my service. Check out : http://pcsnapshotsofservice.blogspot.com/. A volunteer headed to Ukraine (who is awesome) set up this blog and project. The project goes as follows: 50 PCV's "will be shipping a journal between us for the duration of our services and each volunteer will receive the journal twice. During that time, we will add pictures, sketches, poems, doodles, mini-journal entries, anecdotes, or anything we want to a two-page spread. Whatever we feel will show where we are in our service at that time. Then we pass the journal along to the next person in line, and so on, and so on." This is in honor of our 50th anniversary and I cannot wait to be a part of something so neat. By the way, thanks JFK. 50 years? AWESOME!
I am not sure how much I will update until I start to really prepare to go. Unfortunately, I do not think you want to hear about my life right now in Newark, Delaware. What can I say? Delaware is lame. But I am trying to come up with a cool way to spend my remaining months. So, if I do find that maybe I will blog. Furthermore, I will blog about preparing (packing lists, etc) because I found that to be really helpful to read as an applicant.
Ta ta for now and of course, paz y amor.