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My last few weeks here, staging, departure, and training.
Peace Corps / Staging and Departure / Training

My last few weeks here, staging, departure, and training.

My last couple weeks in the U.S have consisted/will consist of: Getting a tattoo, taking my Fundamentals of Engineering exam, doing an INSANE amount of shopping, traveling to Colorado for Concrete Canoe Nationals, saying a lot of hard goodbyes, going to two amusement parks in two days, reading even more Peace Corps blogs, moving out … Continue reading

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Listen to your gut, to your instinct, to that little voice deep down telling you what is important to you. (Part 2/2)

In November of 2016, I found an Engineers Without Borders conference online. The story of finding Engineers Without Borders is in this other post: Listen to your gut, to your instinct, to that little voice deep down telling you what is important to you. (Part 1/2). So, I found this conference and I went alone. (My … Continue reading

Life

Listen to your gut, to your instinct, to that little voice deep down telling you what is important to you. (Part 1/2)

Hellllooooooooo! This is about to be the story of how I found Engineers Without Borders, and then how I discovered the Peace Corps. I have been sitting on this story for about 6 months, and couldn’t decide whether to share or not because it is quite personal… but I realized that this is my blog. … Continue reading

Now We Wait: A Legal Update and an Emotional Update
Application Process / Peace Corps

Now We Wait: A Legal Update and an Emotional Update

As of now, I am working with a nurse to complete my medical tasks originally submitted mid-April. Several documents needed to be resubmitted and medical conditions or history explained in more detail which is normal. On the legal side, I (along with several other people planning to leave for TZ in my training class) recently received an email … Continue reading

A Timeline of my Application Process
Application Process / Peace Corps

A Timeline of my Application Process

December 2016: 12/26 Submitted basic application online. This included questions that took about an hour and a 500 word Aspiration Statement. January 2017: 1/1-1/21 It took about 3 weeks to complete my Health History Form-picture having to get medical records from a bunch of doctors, complete questions, list medications, give an illness history, etc. 1/23 After submitting … Continue reading