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:
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
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.
And I got this in return:
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.