I’ve just arrived at my pre-service training host family and for the first time in 2 weeks I feel alone, completely alone. Since my group had an extended staging, my fellow ID10s have become my support system away from home. It’s strange to be stripped away from them, but the great thing is I get to see a few of them tomorrow. We’re all split up into language clusters of 5 and will meet daily for language training.
I spent about the first half hour after eating lunch with my ibu (host mom) giving myself a pap talk. To be honest, being alone really makes me question my desire of wanting to be a Peace Corps volunteer. I know this is just the very beginning and it’s ok to feel lonely and out of place. I have the next 3 months to learn as much as I can and I’m glad to finally be able to be a part of the community.
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