Spring has sprung. My daffodils are coming up… and some are in full bloom. My rose bushes have new growth on them. I have birds that visit my yard year-round, who seem to be chirping more loudly now than they were during the winter months. All signs that spring has sprung.
I have felt somewhat disconnected from the Peace Corps these past several weeks. What have I been doing in preparation you ask? Truly, not very much. This process continues to be the single-most bizarre waiting game I have ever played. I am closing in on the one-year anniversary of applying to the Peace Corps. Admittedly, I have not turned the corner from “waiting” to “active preparation.” A friend of mine asked me yesterday if I was getting excited and I told her “no.” I explained that it still feels so far away… and I’ve been mired in the waiting.
So, my intent in blogging today, is to reconnect with the process. I want to reconnect with the reality that I am moving to Jamaica in June.
I want to point out that the flip side of the fatigue I’m feeling, due to the waiting process, is an eagerness to “get started!” I’m ready to pitch in, lend a hand, and make a difference. I’m ready to focus on people and projects outside of myself. I’m ready to become a member of my new community. I’m ready.