So I'm running low on time in the states and trying my very best to visit with each and every one of you before June 2nd. The question of the month is: "So are you ready?"
No, not really. Please understand that although I've wanted to do service work abroad since my sophomore year at Capital I didn't think about the Peace Corps until September and I didn't seriously consider it until February. I received this placement last month and I don't think I've done anything to get ready until last week when I purchased some wool socks from Amazon.com. I'm not frightened, simply excited about what lies ahead. I've spoken with a few people from Armenia in the past two weeks who have all agreed that it is a beautiful (but poor) country. I can't anticipate what is to come but I am just trying to trust that this is what I should be doing right now.
In my heart this week I've been considering my skills and gifts and wondering if this work is the correct decision. I don't know if I should be leaving America knowing that there is also a desperate need for service in our southern states. I expect that this is something that will become very clear by June 6 or so.
Please stay in touch.
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