Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Deep breath. "Patience is a virtue." Sigh.

I have been noticing what seems to be an increasing number of invitations being sent out to my fellow Peace Corps applicants. This is an exciting time and I am so so happy for each and every one of you. That being said, I am also a little bit sad for me (and for Kati) because we are still stuck in this waiting game. And I think that sadness feels a little stronger because I am genuinely thrilled for everyone when they get their invitation and then I realize I am no closer to getting mine. Then I get a frown face.

So I decided to email my Placement Specialist to find out the timeline for this phase and to find out if my program was still open, all under the guise that I have continued to take certificate courses and need to update my resume. Well, she emailed me back and I think I am more depressed for having emailed her. (Note to self, it is better to be patient and let the process happen as it may and stop being nosey because you might not like what you hear.) What I know now is that I need to fax copies of documentation related to additional experience to the Peace Corps office, that there are a lot of people with programs departing sooner than me and they take precedence, that I need to be flexible to worldwide placement, and that it will be AT LEAST ANOTHER MONTH before she will be ready to review my file. Sigh, tear, and frown face all rolled into one.

What does this mean to me you ask? It means that I will do my best to sit back, practice patience, and continue to be as excited as possible for everyone, knowing that sooner or later it will be my turn. *Deep breath*


  1. Ahhh! I hope it's less than "at least another month." Believe me, I know that feeling you're feeling- I can totally empathize. My heart was aching and jealous and happy for those who got invites and sad for me because I hadn't gotten one yet. Purgatory! I hope it ends for you soon. Don't torture yourself too much (I know, easy for me to say) and try to enjoy the next month. GOOD LUCK!!!

  2. More waiting... It will be worth it in the end. Just do a lot of other tings to take your mind off of it!

  3. I'm in the same boat...actually, your boat is a little better than mine. I haven't even been contacted by placement to request my updated resume. When were you originally nominated to leave?

  4. Tija I know wholeheartedly how you feel. Hang in there! As major as Peace Corps is, if you can just trust the process life will be so much easier. Unfortunately I had to learn that the hard way. You are one hell of an applicant and will be easy to place. So don't worry yourself too much.