...This has become my personal motto and mantra. It’s sometimes so hard to remove myself from the big scary calendar of this all and look critically at my experience as it’s happening now. Training is mentally exhausting; the past few days have been filled with meeting after meeting about cultural norms, dress code, conduct code, medical precautions, safety precautions, etc. And through all of it, Peace Corps directors keep telling us to question ourselves if we’re here for the right reasons, if we really want to be here, if we can commit ourselves completely to service…it’s overwhelming to say the least.
It’s just so refreshing when I leave the training center and return to my family’s house. I think it’s because they are the ONLY people here that send me the message that yes, I should be here, that I’m doing something good, and that this will prove to be great experience.