Saturday, September 1, 2012

Typing Drunk

So here’s the deal with Peace Corps. It sucks. And it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever done. It sucks to be dropped in the middle of nowhere with one person who speaks your language but it’s amazing to know that you will be making friends and playing soccer in a place no one else will ever see. It’s amazing to know that you will make something from nothing when you could be sitting on your ass in a bar bitching about your boss.

There is nothing so exhilarating as knowing that you are pushing past your furthest limits but the emotional roller coaster you are on is unforgiving and a day will pass without you ever taking your mind off what you miss most. 

This isn’t just another abroad trip. It’s life. It’s tough. It’s not something you can leave without ever seeing the rough sides you haven’t chosen to see. You will see everything and feel everything you never knew you could feel. You will find emotions you hadn’t found before and this time you won’t be able to brush them aside with a beer, a friend, or whatever project was due yesterday. But you believe that, in the end, you will be prouder of yourself than you have ever been.

And that’s just Month One.

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