I’m going to be a Peace Corps volunteer

I did it. I am now a Peace Corps Volunteer, or at least I have promised to become an official volunteer starting this June 2002.

It feels great to have reached this decision. I seem to have acquired a permanent grin that has attached itself to my face, as well as the inability to sit still. I find myself walking around my apartment talking to myself with excitement, saying, “I’m going to be a Peace Corps volunteer. I’m moving to Guyana. I’m going to have to learn how to like cold showers.”

Oh it is such a relief to accept this invitation. While coming to a decision was quite difficult, accepting the invitation was rather easy. Basically, I sent out this simple email:

—–Original Message—–
From: Jason.Pearce.net [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:55 PM
To: Sylvie Mortimer
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Acceptance of Peace Corps Guyana Invitation

Sylvia,

I am pleased to inform you that after careful consideration, I accept your offer to serve as an Information Technology community education promoter for the Guyana – Poverty Alleviation Program (GUY10). My Peace Corps Registration will begin on June 3 in Miami.

Please confirm that you have received my decision to accept this invitation. And again, thank you for offering me this opportunity.

Jason Pearce
(317) 490-7080 cell
[email protected]
http://jason.pearce.net

And I got this in return:

—–Original Message—–
From: Mortimer, Sylvie [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:59 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: RE: Acceptance of Peace Corps Guyana Invitation

Got it– great. Congrats!

That’s all it took. Just a few simple words. Wow.

I’m going to be a Peace Corps volunteer. I’m moving to Guyana. I’m going to have to learn how to like cold showers.