I sometimes find myself just sitting outside my house staring into the street and deeply lost in thoughts about my life back in America. To say I don’t miss it would be a lie, I do miss how comfortable my life in America was and most importantly I miss being surrounded by people who love me. It is challenging to be stripped away from friends and family and placed in an unknown village with very little knowledge of the language. But like one of my fellow ID10 said after a short discussion we had about the loneliness we were encountering at our host family's home, “Peace Corps isn’t meant to be easy.”
The words, “Peace Corps was one of the most challenging thing I’ve ever done” echoed at the back of my mind as I recalled many RPCVs describing their Peace Corps experiences. I can see that now and it's just the beginning. It’s only uphill from here, but I am optimistic! If others can do it, so can I!
Soon the abnormal will become the normal and I just cant wait.
This is where I share my journey in the Peace Corps. The contents of this blog are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.
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