via Break Away
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Preparing for the Peace Corps has been a surreal experience. If you happened to ask me if I was ready to leave in the weeks leading up to my departure, I said simply, “No”. I don’t think that joining the Peace Corps is something that you can prepare for. Or maybe you can prepare for service in the Peace Corps adequately, but it’s leaving a life behind that you can’t.
To quote Neil Gaiman: “Nothing’s ever the same…be it a second later or a hundred years. It’s always churning and roiling. And people change as much as oceans.”
I’ve done the best I can . I’ve prepared letters to leave behind, packed up my things and stacked them nicely, I’ve cancelled subscriptions and credit cards, and I’ve made sure to get some snuggles in with my dog to explain where I’ll be for the next 27 months(in case you were…
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