Friday, May 21, 2010


I'm jumping on the bandwagon! Below are some of my fears regarding Peace Corps service. Also, I'm really bored at work today so I decided to draw them, since afterall a picture is worth a thousand words....

1)They don't mess around- they will F you up!

2)I hope I don't get seriously ill!

3)Total lack of privacy.

*Note: those are eyes, not boobies!

4)Seeing lots of death and disease is going to be tough.

5)Being bored all the time

Friday, May 14, 2010

Two steps forward... one major step back

Well it’s been an eventful couple of weeks! First, I graduated with my MPH [cue pomp & circumstance!], and I’m continuing in my internship position with the board of health for the summer. I’ve been excited-if-not-slightly-anxious waiting for an invite, or rather any word from placement. I’ve been medically cleared for 5 months and legally/dentally cleared as well. I’m just humming along excited about life.

*Here I am with my new red hair:


Then it happens.

A new medical [minor] issue arises. I inform my PC nurse & fax in paperwork. That’s when my plans and dreams are dashed, or at the very least delayed by several months. So, now I am back on a medical hold, will most likely be deferred [AGAIN] for 4-6 months or more and will definitely miss my departure date.


Furthermore, everyone at work knows I just graduated and they've been asking me what I'm going to do next and I've had to play it vague and cool since I didn’t want to tell people until I was invited. I’m really glad now that I didn’t say anything. My lease is up on August 31, and I really don’t know what I’m going to do or where I’m going to live. At least I have a good job and will not become a hobo. I am trying to look on the bright side, but after being in the application process for the past almost 11 months it is hard. Very hard. I am disappointed, but will continue with this process. I hope when a placement officer finally looks at my file to issue an invite they're like "wow, she must really want this".... and I do!

P.S. My next post will not be so gloom and doom.