I’m going North! Think—the
It’s funny how a couple of months ago,
Still, I was a bit hesitant to express to my PC bosses any strong preferences on where I wanted to be posted. I figured, “They have my resume, they know my skills, and they know the posts. They’ll put me where it’s the best match. Besides, if I get what I request and then don’t like it, I’ll have no room to complain.” I’d also previously told my PC boss here, “I like to be around people—good for my mental health. Also, having worked for a large donor organization in the past, I’m curious to be in a decent-sized city, see what work is going on, and be able to liaise with other NGO’s and government organizations.” Such were my preferences.
The thing about
As I’ve learned more about
So I added to my list of PC posting preferences that I’d like to be in a more traditional culture. I view Peace Corps, among other things, as my two years to live in a way more wildly different than I ever have before. The north of
And it’s only three days’ travel from the major cities in the south.
So last weekend, I got up my guts to tell my bosses that I want to go North. The morning we received postings, about half of us looked like nervous zombies who hadn’t slept the previous night!
So weehooo!! I got what I wanted. Rock on in the North. Come visit my hut! :)
I actually do leave on a lonnnng trip to the North tomorrow. We do an initial site visit of just a couple days. It’s a chance to get to see where we will live, to meet our new co-workers, and to learn a little more about our host institutions. I’m also replacing a volunteer who is about to finish her two years at this post. So I will grill her with a