As some of you may know from my previous blog post, I recently applied to the Peace Corps.
I applied for secondary English teaching positions in countries all over the world, but my top choice was Mongolia.
I sent my application in on Sept. 9 and was invited to interview with a Placement and Assessment Specialist on Oct. 3. After the hour long Skype interview, I was told I could be hearing back from her regarding my application as soon as that day or as late as Dec. 1.
Hearing that, I obviously checked my email every five seconds hoping for an invitation to serve.
This morning while I was reading my usual Buzzfeed articles at work, I noticed a new notification in my e-mail from the Peace Corps and my heart stopped. Literally.
I opened the email and read “Congratulations!” and I started to cry. At my desk. In front of my boss. Before I even read the rest of the e-mail.
Once I calmed down and finished reading the e-mail, I was informed that I have been invited to serve in the Peace Corps as a Secondary Education English Teacher in Mongolia. I officially accepted my invitation – about five minutes ago – and I am planning to depart in May 2017.
Have you ever felt like running a marathon and shouting from the top of a roof simultaneously? Same. To say I am excited would be an understatement.
So what does this mean for me now?
Well, first of all, I have to contain my excitement and finish my homework due today.
Then, I have to pass medical and legal clearances, buy a Mongolian dictionary, and celebrate with family and friends.
I knew I started this travel blog for a reason. 😉