Dear adoring followers, of which I assume there is at least one, so if you’re reading this then I’m talking to you:
I am alive! Surprise! Also I’m in Samoa! Double surprise! I can’t say much more about it at the moment, except that internet access is spotty and expensive, I don’t have my computer, and also the Tumblr app won’t download so I have no way of checking if I have any messages or not. The only thing I can do is make vague lil text posts pretty much identical to this one.
So if you’ve messaged me in the last couple weeks, I’m sorry I haven’t replied!! For once it’s not because I’m terrible at communicating, but rather because I’m genuinely unable. But someday I will be! And if you really need advice on something, comment on this post and I swear I’ll get back to you asap.
Training’s going well, nothing more to say at the moment, hope you’re all having bright and sunshiney days :) manuia le po!
pityless-wave said: Hi! I messaged you almost a year ago now asking about the application process for the Peace Corps, and I just wanted to let you know that I have applied, and I'm being considered for Senegal! No interview yet, still in the very early stages, but I'm super excited. Thanks for the advice and good luck in Samoa! (:
DUDE ROCK ON
That is AWESOME!! I hope my advice helped you figure out what you were getting into at least a little bit :P That is going to be so amazing, congratulations! I hope you get everything you want :D Did you request Senegal? Are you going to be TEFL? Did I mention congratulations? WOO!
(also for those of you wondering, her original ask is here, and has pretty much a total breakdown of the Peace Corps application process circa 2012 :P)
OK SO THE LAST COUPLE DAYS HAVE BEEN KIND OF A DOWNER BUT LET’S MOVE ON
and talk about packing lists!
part of going anywhere or dealing with any kind of life change, for me, involves making ENDLESS LISTS. i have like ten going right now (one of which is specifically dedicated to “things i want to eat before i go” and yes it includes breakfast burritos and sushi and in n’ out. my momma gave me a gift card. there are animal fries in my future). but i figured i’d share my packing list with you! it’s influenced by a) the peace corps samoa packing list, b) what volunteers currently in samoa tell me to bring, and c) my own experience in ukraine which is probably useless but i can’t help myself from applying it.
SO. If you are thinking of heading to Samoa for twenty-seven months, you might want to bring some of the following:
and i am terrified
i hate this part of going anywhere - the part where you’re frantically trying to make a list of who you’re going to see and who you’re not, all the stuff you need to bring, what you’ve got to get rid of, what you’re going to do with the rest of it, who’s not going to be where when you get back
it’s dumb because i have spent most of the last however many years of my life wandering off to different places for increasingly long lengths of time; you think this would get easier. but somehow it never does. and then i end up in this sort of fugue state where i don’t want to think about my impending departure so i don’t do anything and that helps exactly no one.
uuugh this is so miserable
oh sure my whiny little post about how you don’t work makes it through but everything else get’s a big ‘ol “internal server error” stamped across it. thanks, buddy. i see how it is.
why won’t you let me post things, tumblr? if i cannot do that then what is the point of you
kaiyves said: I approve entirely of your Megalodon rant.
pictured: more likely than a megalodon sighting
glad you approve! :P i would rather watch sharknado 12 than see that bullshit passing itself off as science