I have a few more days of work left until i'm free from the grasp of the DOE (Department of Energy) and onto new things. Life at DOE has been very educational. I've learned a lot about the "real world" and how i fit into it. I've learned a lot about clean energy, vehicles, and how the government plays a pivotal role in our automotive future's development.
That being said, it's time for new things.
Starting Monday I'll be in full "let's get ready to move to Africa" mode. I still need to buy luggage. (Which is a funny story. I was shopping for luggage and i was telling people that i need luggage that can withstand being thrown from a moving vehicle at any moment. Lord knows i don't need my underwear being displayed for all of the world to see as i arrive for training/my new post/anywhere else in Africa/the world to see.) I have two going away parties. I have friends to hang out with. I have to reminisce with them about all the great fun we've been having the past few years. I need to complete a few more documents the Peace Corps needs. I need to make a Will. I have to deal with some financial stuffs. I need to spend a lot of time with my Mother.
It's a lot to handle. I'm ready.
P.S. I want to thank all of those who have been supportive throughout this entire process. Getting into the Peace Corps is no easy thing, nor is it an easy decision. You all know that i love my family, friends, gadgets, clothing, and lifestyle. It's something i have/want to do for myself and my future. I want you all to know that i love you all and will do my best to keep in touch for the next 27 months. This is going to be quite and adventure and i'm glad you're along for the ride.
P.S.S. I will be living in rather different conditions whilst in Africa and i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get care packages from you all. I will make a list of things i would like to receive when i have a better idea of what i'll need. That being said, i will always need letters, pictures, bootleg DVDs of movies that are about to come out in America, and funny stories about my friends and family.
Thanks again for everything,