In the last two weeks of Pre-Service Training, I hit a slump in my service but continue working hard until the very end. I try not to dwell on the “last‘s” and enjoy my time with my Peace Corps friends and Librazhd host family!
Monday, May 1, 2017, 9:50pm
11 DAYS TO SWEARING IN
We’re finally able to count down the days to Swearing In.
- Only four more language classes.
- Only four more lunches in Librazhd.
- Only one more weekend.
- Only two more projects (hopefully).
- Only six more Hub days.
- Only eleven more days.
The morning passed slowly. But I perked up as class ended because we took a field trip to the tregu (market). The rest of Albania had the day free (May 1st is an Albanian holiday), so the tregu was filled with people and vendors selling everything from produce to machetes and athletic wear. It was a lot of fun to browse through the stalls, try on sunglasses, and look at the pretty jewelry.
I came home around 5:30pm, and I had the house all to myself since the family had gone into the village for the holiday. I’m definitely going to miss my host family and I want to spend as much time with them as possible before I leave, but at the same time I know that I’m probably going to be pretty swamped once I get to my permanent site (or at least it’ll be weird if I lock myself away like a hermit in the very first week), so I’m trying to enjoy my little bits of alone time as much as possible. Continue reading “Countdown to Swearing In”