Saturday, February 16, 2008

Two Down, One to Go!!

I'm so glad I trusted my instincts and asked another friend to write me a letter of rec. as a back up for my other delinquent friend who has been taking her sweet time with hers (over a month!). So now I'm just waiting on my boss who had promised to have it done by this past Friday, and if she had kept her promise I would have been able to send in the app today. But....deep breath...oh well. It will be done next week. I will make sure of that. The fear of feeling like a pest has past and I am prepared to do some serious bugging-the-shit out of her this week.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ok, This is For Real This Time

Sure a year has gone by since I first started to fill out the PC application, but although my devotion to completing the paper work waned, my interest in volunteering never did. Really. Life has a way of sweeping you away and it's very easy to get caught up in living your current life and forget about planning for your future endeavors. And sometimes that's a good thing. My brother just got married, I got offered to take a trip to Israel, and I've had some family members come and visit me in New York. If I had applied last year I probably would have been out of the country and missed out on these awesome things.

This time around my devotion is strong, as I am tiring of my office job and really have no desire to look for a better paying job. I'm starting to feel claustrophobic, as will happen with me, and I need to get out the country and do something brand new before my natural mild psychosis becomes a full blown case certifiable craziness. That being said, I am trying to keep my cool while the people I ask to write my letters of rec. are taking their sweet time. Seriously it's been a month, is it that difficult to write something nice about me? Meanwhile the one that knew me the least wrote his letter in two days, go figure. But I will bide my time studying the world map on my wall and reading the blogs of other PC volunteers. Hopefully (before) this time next year I will living and working abroad!