I’m officially sworn in as a Peace Corps volunteer, and the day is filled with emotions, from excitement to anxiety and even a bit of sadness. But overall I’m extremely proud of how far I’ve come and optimistic about where I’ll continue to go in the future!
Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:45pm
I’m officially a Peace Corps volunteer! It’s incredibly exciting and yet completely nerve-wracking at the same time.
I started the day by getting ready alone in my room. For the first time in weeks, I put on music and was able to dance around the room, which was incredibly freeing. I decided on my suit since it’s more professional, and I ended up regretting that decision because it got so incredibly hot.
Because it’s the 20th Anniversary of Peace Corps Albania, we had our Swearing In ceremony at the ambassador’s house. We had a long and hilly walk and trees were very sparse, so everyone was sweating by the time we reached the house. Which, of course, was when Peace Corps staff decided that we all had to take a group photo. Wonderful. After I cooled down a little, I busted out my own camera and got some really nice shots of the Librazhd group and other volunteers. Continue reading “Swearing In and New Beginnings”