As we move farther into the 21st century our lives seem to become more fast paced with each passing day. I am questioning the term ‘snail mail’ and wondering if even the good old postal service is changing with the times. I received word my medical packet was sent on October 27th (the day before yesterday). I reminded myself that it was coming in the mail and not to get my hopes up since it would likely take a few days (and wouldn’t be delivered on Sunday). I was planning on receiving it sometime next week. Now, when I say this I am not really being truthful because the impatient child like side of me has been running like a kid waiting for Christmas. I actually went as far as asking my Dad if any mail had come the same night the packet was sent. Someone gave me a good piece of advice to make it through this application process with my mental health intact. She said, “Expect everything to take a really long time, and that way if it happens quickly you will be pleasantly surprised!” I have been doing my best to keep this in mind and apparently it works because I received my medical packet in the mail today just two days after it was sent! Unfortunately I have an 8 hour professional development seminar tomorrow (which I might add I have to wake up at 5am on a Saturday for) so I won’t be able to look over it in-depth until Sunday. My Monday morning class is canceled so I am planning on using that time to set up my appointments and get this show on the road!
Here is the medical kit (this should only take a few years to sort through..)
Side note: I recorded the Daily Show from the other night when Obama was on it and just watched it. Those who know me will understand how excited I was to see two of my favorite men on one show (too bad Anderson Cooper and/or Harry Potter couldn’t have made guest appearances). When Obama mentioned the Peace Corps I was so excited (my reaction probably would have been more appropriate if he had said Katie McCarthy I would like to personally congratulate you on applying to the Peace Corps and would like to invite you to the White House to celebrate) but regardless I was happy to hear him mention it 🙂
I am starting a list on my Timeline page of all of the costs incurred throughout this process. These will mainly be medical expenses and I will include how much I was reimbursed by Peace Corps and might include a few other things. I saw this on another applicants blog and I like the idea.
Thats all for now, I will update as I work through the medical kit. Wish me luck!
Have a safe and fun Halloween weekend! Paz y amor.