The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love...Kenya

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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Invitation Day...


Well, after what seems like an eternity (and was actually 5 days), my mail guy plopped my invitation packet at my doorstep. Apparently he had no clue as to what a valuable package he so carelessly thumped against my door on this cold and rainy day. I did manage a moderate amount of decorum and let him get back to his little vehicle before I leapt at the door. I didn’t need him to witness this little spectacle, now did I?

So, to the meat of this post…(drum roll here)…it is KENYA!!! I know this isn’t a big surprise, but there is something inexplicable about having this official piece of paper in my hands. I am no longer guessing and speculating about where, or if, I go. There is no question, the Peace Corps wants me, they really want me (*said like Sally Fields*).

I also have a clearer idea of what I’ll be doing. My job title is “HIV/AIDS and Hygiene Educator.” I guess the old saying is true, be careful what you wish for. I wanted Africa, I wanted Health, and I wanted Peace Corps. The packet says I’ll probably have a rural posting, and that means no running water and no electricity. Here again, be careful what you wish for. I have been joking for years that my ideal mud hut is just waiting for me. I wonder what else I have carelessly wished for (heeellllllooooo Denzel)?

Ok, I will have so much more to say once I process all this (and read the butt-load of stuff they sent).



3 Comments:

  • At 11:18 PM, Blogger Brian Reeves said…

    Kick ass! That's really good news. I heard about it on our Yahoo group first, but I thought I'd reply here instead. I have to say, of all the places in Africa to go, Kenya has to be the best. Maybe Senegal... But Kenya has the savannah, the elephants 'n zebras 'n lions 'n hyenas 'n rhinos 'n crocodiles 'n giraffes you always see on the Discovery Channel. And they have the Masai people, who you might be working with. And you'll be learning Kiswahili, the creole language of trade in the region that has come to be the "official" language of the Black Nationalist Movement (Marcus Garvey, the Black Panthers, Dana Walker, and the rest). You have some real adventures to look forward to. And I, evidently, have some interesting Travelgurl posts to look forward to!

    Again, congratulations!

    -Bri

     
  • At 9:00 AM, Blogger Sabrina said…

    I'm so happy for you girl! I'm also glad it's somewhere I might actually be able to visit you! lol! Love you!

     
  • At 3:14 AM, Blogger Brian Reeves said…

    "Ok, I will have so much more to say once I process all this (and read the butt-load of stuff they sent)."

    ..... So?! Let us in on some of the specifics! We're dying of curiosity over here! :)

    ...And dying of jealousy...
    -Bri

     

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