Growing up I knew that I possessed a gypsy soul. My passions have always included helping people, traveling, and exploring. Graduation was fast approaching and I still was undecided about the path I would take in life. My mind was unsettled, and I was reluctant to commit to a nine to five job. There was one thing I was absolutely certain of...I would stagnate in a typical office position! My future happiness was the most important factor in my career choice.
After what felt like an endless search I was informed that Peace Corps was holding an information session at my University. Peace Corps seemed like an answer to prayers. Not only was I able to live and work in another country, I could also explore another culture, and help people. Peace Corps was the perfect solution.
The application for the Peace Corps took hours. Well about 4 or 5 hours once I buckled down. The application was intense with multiple sections requiring detailed information. About halfway through the application I felt like Alice in Wonderland, falling down the rabbit hole, I though the process would never end. Melodramatic… yes, but that was my exact feeling at the time.
The Application Included:
Intelligence Activities and Organizations
Licenses and Certificates
Community and Volunteer Activities
I must admit that it took my two tries before I stopped procrastinating and buckled down.