Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Change in Direction

I've put this off long enough.

Ever since I was in high school, I've been wanting to join the Peace Corps, but there was always some excuse for not doing it. My most recent excuse has been selfishness and the contentment with living a comfortable carefree life.

Well, after 20 years of excuses I decided now is the time. No more excuses. I have no family to support, I'm not in any relationship, and the only expense I have is my condo. I have plenty of money saved to pay the mortgage for the two year commitment where I'll have no income, so what am I waiting for? If I wait any longer I'll find myself regretting not having done it earlier in life.

So, as of today I've officially started the online application process. Hopefully it won't turn out like my most recent job interview with Google (they said no thanks after the second round of interviews), but I suppose I'll have to wait and see. I wonder how many people get rejected from applying to the Peace Corps?

I'll be sure to post an occasional update here on my progress - assuming things do progress. The application process is said to take anywhere from six to nine months. If I get rejected, I'll be sure to write about that, too.