Sunday, June 7, 2009

2 Days to Go

I'm sitting at home in Grand Forks anxiously awaiting my departure for the Peace Corps on Monday morning. I head out from Grand Forks at 11 in the morning, and arrive in Philadelphia at 4:30 that afternoon. That night about five or six of us Peace Corpsers (not really a word...) will arrive and I believe we are having a sweet dance party! Nice!
Then Tuesday begins and we have training all day.
Finally, Wednesday we fly out for the big country of Moldova.
I had a going away/graduation party last week. The questions everyone asked me were (in this order:)
"Are you excited?"
"Are you nervous?"
"Are you scared?"
Yes, yes, and yes again. As of right now, mostly scared and nervous. Man oh man. And sad. I'm really sad I'm going to be away from my family for 27 months. Or, as the guy working at the nail salon said while giving mom and I pedicures, "Two years and 3 months! Not 27 months!" Today I had a tea party with my little sister and brother. It was probably the cutest thing ever. Although it was really cute, it made me even more sad.
But as everyone is telling me, this is going to be an awesome experience and I'm going to learn a lot about myself. As I continue to pack and get ready tomorrow, I just need to keep reminding myself this.


  1. I love you! I am so excited to read up on what you are doing and how your emotions are following you. I have already sent some letters!!! $0.98 a letter! ahh! not to worry, i'll still send a bunch :)
    I will miss you, like i do already, but i know that you can do this and have a great time too!



  2. You're not only going to learn a lot about yourself, but about life! Who and what are important. How big, or small, the world is.

    Crap, I hope I put enough postage on my letter! I just threw some stamps on there and stuck it in the outgoing mailbox... I'll remember that next time.