Oliver and I finally received our staging packets via e-mail today! One of the more difficult things about the Peace Corp application process and other paperwork is the long stretches between communications, it almost makes you think they’ve forgotten you. But I’m happy that’s not the case : )
We will be departing June 6th rather than the 2nd like we originally planned. It’s fine that the date changed but I’m so grateful that it was moved back instead of ahead…I don’t know how we would have fit everything in otherwise. We will spend two days at Staging in Philadelphia. It looks like we will be getting shots, orientations and ice breakers! And then we leave on June 8th for our wonderful adventure in Swaziland.
There’s quite a bit for us to do before we leave. We have to do a lot of chores like moving out of our apartment, getting our mail forwarding set up, and getting our packing done. One of the more daunting items on our list is transferring most of the responsibilities of the primary school in Haiti we run over to our board members-whom I am ever so grateful for. There are some fun things we get to do before we leave as well. We are traveling to New Mexico with Oliver’s family and spending Memorial Day weekend camping in Northern Wisconsin with my family.
It’s becoming more and more real to me that we will be departing the country in one month.