Just browsing through PCJ and decided to glance at my blog to see if there are any new comments and realized it has been over a MONTH since my last post! This semester is literally FLYING by and everything seems to be one huge blur. I think I have mentioned in previous posts that I have been pretty busy since January. I am student teaching in a kindergarten classroom this semester which is basically a full time job, plus working nights on campus, not to mention the additional work required outside of school for ASU. My friends have probably forgotten what I look like at this point. My school I am student teaching at has a different Spring Break than the university so all of my friends had last week off while I was still teaching. Next week I have off of school for spring break but I still have to work since I work at the university. I am getting away for a few days with my mom to go to Disneyland while we are in California for my grandpa’s 90th birthday celebration with all of my family in California so I am looking forward to that little break. I really am loving teaching and I feel very comfortable and confident that I am doing what I love and will be happy doing it for the rest of my life. But I am not going to lie… I am glad that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is this semester. I am feeling a little burned out and it is uplifting to think about the fact that I only have about a month and a half left until graduation.
Anyways in Peace Corps related news…….oh wait………there is no Peace Corps related news. That would be the reason that I haven’t posted anything in over a month. Because I haven’t heard anything and absolutely nothing has changed. I emailed my placement specialist assistant yesterday just basically checking in and letting them know I am still alive and waiting. I don’t feel that it is inappropriate to do that like I did a few months ago since the date of my nomination is getting a little closer (June). For the 8 week notice I would need to receive an invite sometime in April to stick with my initial nomination. Honestly I am not expecting to have my original nomination stick just based on talking with other volunteers and reading journals. It is looking like most people are getting pushed back a few months. This is fine with me, it is just going to make things difficult since I graduate in May. Should I apply for a temporary job? What if I don’t get an invitation for a long time? Should I apply for teaching jobs? What if I get one? Will it be hard to turn down a job in our countries current employment situation, especially in education?
Lots of difficult questions that I need to consider. I have been pushing them off saying, “Hopefully I will get an invitation early enough I won’t have to worry about it.” That is clearly not going to be the case.
Patiently waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Until next time, paz y amor.