Tuesday, January 4, 2011


It's been a while since I've updated this blog and I finally have some exciting news! About two weeks ago I was finally medically cleared for service!!! That same afternoon I got a call from my placement officer and had my final interview. I was still reeling from the news of my medical clearance, but apparently I said something right since she said she was going to be sending me an invite for a non-Spanish speaking health program in Central/South America for May.
The next day I get an email from my placement officer saying that there is a problem with my invitation- it was for a health extension program not a health degreed program. She gave me the option of the C/SA program or a health degreed program in Africa leaving in May. I struggled with the options over the Christmas weekend and finally decided on the health degreed program in Africa. So......I got the invitation packet last Wednesday and formally accepted yesterday.

I'm going to Kenya! I leave on May 30, 2011 and will be an HIV/AIDS & Hygiene Educator.



  1. Love your blog. Congratulations on the invitation! You've certainly waited long enough for it.

  2. Finally, someone else who has waited as long as me and recently got invited! You give me hope :) I was originally supposed to leave late Jan/early Feb for Youth Dev't in C/SA and have been pushed back to 2nd quarter of 2011. Congrats!

  3. Congrats on your invite! I am looking at your time line. It's been a long wait!

  4. Hi Kelly, I was just reading your invitation blog and I am also leaving May 30th 2011 for Kenya and am also working in HIV/AIDS education. Seems like we might be meeting each other in a couple months here :-)