My Peace Corps has already been eventful, and I haven't even left the country, haven't even gone to staging. shooooot- haven't even received my staging materials! The process of applying was a bit below awesome for me, but I made it! After many doctor appointments, letters, phone calls, more appointments and essays, tears, rejection, and finally approval, I am heading to the Republic of South Africa Jan 26. Of course staging if first, Jan 24- but they like to keep the inside scoop about that until a couple weeks before I leave.
I leave for DC (or Philly/NY/Nebraska) in 46 days! So I think it is time to start thinking about preparing to leave. I have been called a hoarder and pack rat (Hi, my name is Sami and I keep everything) so this whole leaving thing will be a challenge. My parents are awesome, so all my stuff is at their home, but along with being a pack rat (although I like to think of it as a person who respectfully keeps things ppl get me) I am messy, so I need to get rid of a lot and clean. It will not be pretty.
I am hoping my friends and family, and maybe Anderson Cooper, will be able to follow my blog and comment so I can feel a bit connected.
- I do not plan to write well as I plan to write like I do in my journal. Sometimes it may be semi-organized, but I am sure most times it will be a stream of thoughts that may or may not tie together. I will try not to cuss too much, but lets me real, its me. Actually, I believe there will be a link on the USF website so maybe I will proofread and not say 'shit' or my favorite F bomb too much. If this becomes a problem I will make a new blog for our administration friends and the wonderful USF that will be all rainbows and butterflies.
- I am a horrible speller
- These views do not reflect the Peace Corps, they are also all butterflies and rainbows.
- I am sarcastic, its how I deal.
That is all for my first post. Holler at ya girl!