So I have been thinking recently about how I really need to get out of the US and travel again, I love California and my little hometown and I see myself probably growing old in northern California. But I am young and I need to get out of here and it is really only money that is holding me back. I am naturally lazy so when I get days off from work I sit around all day and waste my own time.
I really hate that but I am not the type of person who uses their time well unless someone is telling me what to do. I know it’s lame which is why I always need to be busy. Being one of the only people my age in my small town these days means I get a lot of alone time, which if you have been paying attention= bad for me.
The point of this whole conversation I have been having with myself (another product of alone time) is that I have been kinda sorta, maybe thinking of joining the peace One reason I was hesitant about the peace corps was because of the big time commitment, two years is quite some time, but I young and I could do it and still come out and have plenty of youth left (: A second major reason I was hesitant was I didn’t want to be one of those ” I am your savior, the white girl who has all the answers” I hate that idea but at the same time I know how lucky I have been in life and I want to give back.
Essentially what this is all saying is i haven’t applied yet or anything but something i am considering much more seriously than before. I was worried that applying to peace corps right out of college would be continuing to escape my real world responsibilities. Which is why i wouldn’t do it until fall ‘15 at the earliest but most likely spring 2016 (because of how long the actual process takes). In theory the peace corps seems perfect for me, we shall see.
I think I am mostly righting this to talk it out with myself but it is here if anyone else wants to read it.