Yesterday’s email to friends back in Guyana…
— “Jason.Pearce.net” wrote:
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 12:55:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Miss you already
To: [email protected]
Peace Corps Friends,
I just wanted to say thank you for all of the support and friendship that you have given me during my difficult ordeal. It was greatly appreciated.
Since returning to North Carolina and moving in with the folks, I’ve spent the last few days catching up on rest and playing Xbox games (hard to do both) to relieve some of the stress that built up over the last few weeks. As you might imagine, both activities have been WONDERFUL.
There is much for me to consider regarding my early close of service. Do I appeal? Do I reapply in hopes of getting assigned somewhere else? Or do I just give up on the Peace Corps and go back to the working world?
As you might imagine, I’ve got lots on my mind. I also spend a lot of time thinking about you, and what your next two years will be like. I don’t want to make any hasty actions, so taking a little bit of time to cool off will likely be wise. I will, however, keep you all informed in regards to what actions I might take with the Peace Corps.
I did leave a message on Tuesday with the Peace Corps’ Office of Placement saying that I would like to be assigned a new site since Guyana was unable to provide me a counterpart. This doesn’t mean that I have decided to reapply. I’m just getting that option started, since we all know how slow things work in DC. Regardless, I’ll keep you posted. I’d also like to hear about anything that you guys might be doing, for I’m still concerned.
I do miss you guys and look forward to hearing about your ongoing adventures. You can easily hear from me by visiting the Monologue section of my website at anytime. Here is the address:
I’ll send the username and password via a separate email.
I’ll also invite you all to join my personal (and now private) listserve at [email protected]. I use this and my Monologue to communicate with my friends and family; and since you are now a part of both, I’d like to have you join.
I hope all is well with you. Thanks again for all of the support you have offered me. It was/is greatly appreciated.
Your Pearce Corps Friend,