Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

I just got a call from my recruiter! I can now give praise where praise is due!

Thanks to the lovely, beautiful, and genius This and That – my initial Peace Corps application has been accepted and I am now being nominated for a position!!!

I had been in limbo with my application as they were not accepting one of my 3 references required. I needed a volunteer reference, and as I am CURRENTLY working with multiple volunteer agencies – I was going to have to wait at least a month of service for a reference. But with This and That’s help – I am now able to move onto the next step! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

My recruiter called and said she would nominate me this week for a position in Latin America for “Ag Extension, small farmers sustainable farming” which leaves late September. Holy Schnikeys I’m excited!!! It sounds exactly like what I want! The next steps will be waiting for my medical packet. I guess it breaks down like this:

1. My recruiter will nominate me for this position

2. I will await my medical packet which includes mental, physical, dental check ups (coincidently, my friend Ed told me that I wouldn’t be able to take the required HIV test at the Colorado Aids Project – I would have to go directly to Denver Health – does that seem odd to you? Maybe just me….)

3. Turn in all my medical paperwork by mid July.

4. Wait for an ‘Invitation’ to my Ag Extension Latin American position which I have been nominated for (this week – yeah!)

5. If I don’t hear anything by August 15, I probably won’t be going on this assignment. I will await another one (after 80 calls to my recruiter of course)

Hooray for me! Hooray for my recruiter who is pulling for me to go to Latin America! SPECIAL HOORAY TO THIS AND THAT in which I will be your indentured servant for the next few months!!! I’m so happy I almost forgot about my crappy apartment and falling in a puddle yesterday!


So this summer I will be taking Spanish classes, volunteering and riding my bike for MS! It feels like I’m over a hump and am moving right along on my desired schedule!
(knock on wood!)


caffeinator_x said...

Yeah, she's okay I GUESS...

Better not do anything too crazy to our yard, though... we'll never be able to keep it up...

This and That said...

dude..she's not working on our yard...she volunteered her time at the clinic. ;)and did a great job!

anyways, congrats but you are queen of the blogs....they better let you stop digging irrigation ditches to blog!

Blackpetunia said...

That's awesome Cassie, congrats! I'm looking forward to spending sometime with you this summer before you go.

locomocos said...

thanks guys!

i'm buying a laptop from Josh which i will bring with me wherever i go - and internet cafes are available for PC volunteers - so i'll hopefully be online on weekends to check emails, blog, and upload an asston of photos on my flickr account! I can't wait!

and i promise not to get too crazy with the clinic's landscaping!!!

Josh said...

That's coming up fast! Its all happening. Exciting stuff. : )

this and that said...

how long are you gone for?

Aaron said...

Good Luck Cas. I hope it turns out to be everything you wanted it to be.

Anonymous said...

Man, you have BALLS. I'm sure it will be a great experience!


locomocos said...

Total gone from Denver - about 2.5 years. i hope to come back and go to grad school. They have an AWESOME program at DU i've been looking into. AND Peace Corps will help pay for it!