Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hello Peace Corps, it's me, Tija!

Hello Peace Corps, it's me, Tija! I just thought I would send out a little reminder that I'm still here, waiting on the day that my cell phone rings with a 202 area code and my stomach fills up with butterflies as I run out of my office to take the call... I appreciate your letting the anticipation build and giving me time to be excited, truly I do, but I am ready for the call now. I mean, it has been a month since you said "within a month" for my placement interview. I even turned my ringer up obnoxiously loud so that I won't miss the call. Also, if you could call Kati that would be sweet because her call was supposed to come last week. Both calls would be extremely appreciated. I mean, we have an epic going away party to plan that we have been putting off in hopes of receiving this call (and a blue envelope in the mail) first. I promise we will send you an invitation in exchange for one...


  1. I had a few chuckles reading this. I feel your pain.

  2. I second, third and fourth that motion (yes, there are those I'm speaking for, or rather, who I know would speak for me!)!! We've been patient, but we also have lives that we want to live, too, and well, we'd make really good volunteers! Please call us!! Thank you!! ^_^

  3. CUTE!
    It has been six weeks since a Placement Assessment Assistant told me I would hear from a Placement Officer "within several weeks, if not sooner."
    After reading the most recent news about the unfortunate turn of events in Niger, I bet the Placement Office is extra busy dealing with quite a few reassignments.
    I am continuing to wait patiently.
    I hope that your creative effort works!

  4. Hello! I came across your website probably through a friend of a friend of a friend (OK, how many degrees of separation is that??)! My Peace Corps application was super frustrating. But if it's something you really want to do, you just have to weather the storm and play a little cat-and-mouse game, I 'spose. Here's how my atrocious timeline has panned out thus far: http://www.scheidtster.com/blog/timeline-of-my-pc-application

  5. Fingers still crossed for you, Tija!