I have been running through different ideas and clever ways to address the issue that it has been almost a year since my last blog post. But I couldn't come up with anything, so, sooorry about that. To be honest and blunt, I didn't really feel like it. Sometimes I didn't feel like I could be as honest as I wanted to be, and sometimes I just couldn't really put the words down that were what I wanted to say. I still don't know if I can, but, and not to be to melodramatic about it all, I realized that while this is my personal experience it is also a collective effort, and for me not to share that with friends, family and other prospective volunteers is a little selfish. Before I applied for Peace Corps and all through the application process I read so many blogs of volunteers because I wanted to read about their experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. I don't even know if anyone will read my blog, especially since it has been so long since my last post, but I'll take my chances and put one out there any way.
I am so happy that I joined the Peace Corps and I am elated that (knock on wood) I will have successfully completed my two years of service. I am grateful to all the people who have accepted me, loved me, taken care of me, and who I am so lucky to call friends. I have seen things I didn't think were possible, the best and worst of human nature, the prettiest and ugliest sites, the most open and loving people with some of the most negative mindsets. I am ready for this experience to come to a close because I am ready for my next move, whatever that may be. As this comes to a close other experiences become open to me. I am not worried about what will face me when I get home or what I will end up doing next because life is about figuring it out and the experiences of those challenges.