Monday, June 30, 2008


I scheduled my interview today with Andy for July 28th. I'm so incredibly excited!

Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Darn You Gormogon!!!

Missing Bones desperately right now.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Now I wait...

*whew* I mailed off my legal packet today - 2 fingerprint cards, authorization for a "security" check (I think to make sure I'm actually who I say I am), transcripts, financial-aid info (making sure I can defer my student loans), and third reference letter.

When I went to the police station to get fingerprinted (awesome experience by the way) I was informed by the lovely policewoman that the forms go to the FBI. You know what that means?


For some reason I'm strangely very excited about that!

Now I just have to wait for my recruiter to give me a call and set up an interview. When I last talked to him, he mentioned that he'll be coming to this area in late July, so it might be a few weeks. That'll give me time to prepare - think of questions I want to ask him (already have 4!) and prepare my answers to the *probable* questions he'll ask me.

Wish me luck!

Monday, June 9, 2008


I still hadn't received my toolkit information today, so I called the Denver office. They were very nice and gave me the information over the phone.

I also talked with Andy (my recruiter?) who told me that the earliest my interview would probably be would be late July. I was hoping it could be earlier since I'd like to get started on my medical forms, but oh well. Learning patience will be good for me :)

I'm thinking it will be an in-person interview, as he said he'll be in the KC/Wichita area then.

That's all for now. I've got to watch the rest of these math tapes so I can place into college algebra for the Fall semester!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Peace Corps Mail!

When I opened my mailbox today a wonderful manila envelope greeted me! The return address listed "Peace Corps" and my insides got all fluttery. YAY!! Peace Corps mail!

Of course, my mailbox chose that particular moment to act up and after running into my apartment for a screwdriver (I'm going to have to start keeping one in my purse - this is becoming an all too common occurrence!) I finally opened the envelope.

Legal forms! Fingerprint papers! Job information sheets! Checklists! Pre-paid return envelope! Whooo hooo!!

Wait - request for all college transcripts...? darn it. Now I have to experience the incredible drama and agony that trying to get anything out of K-State usually elicits in me.

But hey, Peace Corps mail!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Application Received!

I got an email from my recruiting office today:

Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer. Your application packet was received by the Denver Regional Office today. It is now being reviewed by a recruiter based on your education, volunteer and work experience, life skills and hobbies. You should receive a letter regarding the results of this review in approximately two weeks.


Now I'm just awaiting my toolkit info letter and a call from my recruiter to set up an interview!

whooo hoo!

BTW - "toolkit" is (from my limited understanding) an online program where I can track my progress and download any additional forms/information.