I tear open the letter that I had been anxiously awaiting for. “Welcome the Peace Corps; as you prepare for your service commitment, we ask that you pack no more than two bags for the twenty-seven month volunteer assignment.” I quickly skimmed the letter hoping there would be guidance on how to pack all of my hopes and dreams into just two bags, as well. The excitement and adrenaline rushes through me as well as the ‘oh no, this is about to get real feeling” that caused me jolt of worry; Can I do this? Am I good enough? Will I be able to learn another language? Will I be able to contribute? What the heck did I know? What could I teach? What do I know at 24 years old? Will my future community want a refund or want to return me because I know absolutely nothing! Will I ever be the same?
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