Thursday, December 9, 2010

“are you nervous?”

The number one question I get asked when I tell someone I am going to Africa to serve with the Peace Corps is, “are you nervous?”  My response has always been not really.  I haven’t gotten nervous because it really hasn’t hit me yet that I am leaving for 27 months.  I haven’t thought about being dropped into an environment and culture that I have never experienced before.

In the last couple days I have received a couple e-mails from the PC.  These e-mails have information that detail my itinerary for travel and outline what my first few months of “pre-service training” will be like.  As I read these e-mails and the attached information I have starting to realize that this is all becoming very real, very quickly.  I still haven’t become nervous, but I have become more curious.