Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Invitation and Acceptance

So it's now official... I'm off to Morocco on March 2 of 2007 as a health extension volunteer.

I'm so excited that I read both the 150 page plus manuals they sent me and another book about the Peace Corps all in one afternoon. Now begins more paper work and more waiting. I have to say I've almost forgotten that I'm graduating from college in 10 days.

The excitement highs, however, are inevitably accompanied by lows. I came to the rather stark realization about a week and a half ago that I am going to miss Austin, FBC, and UT rather intensely. This place has become home in ways that no other city has before. This realization isn't going to hinder my ability and willingess to go and adapt, but it does give me a sense of geography. I think I have an answer to the "where are you from?" question... Austin. I know I've only been here for just over two and a half years, but I guess that's all you need sometimes.

Enough of the lows... I'm graduating, I have a job that is going to allow me to live abroad and learn a new language, and I have a place to think of as home... Life is good.


Pamela said...

Samuel! I am so proud of you. Everytime I hear about the different adventures you embark on, through the family grapevine, I am facinated. I am so excited for this new one and I can't wait to see where it takes you. I'm sad you will not be able to come to my wedding though! :( But life is pretty awesome and God is good. I wish you all the best. *big hugs*

Love you!!


Tammy said...

Samuel, It was great to hear from you and what your next phase of life will be. Know we wish you well and will check your blog regularly. The Stocks

Ann said...

yeah, i just think you suck for leaving, but i guess i'll wish you well anyway.


texasinafrica said...

You stink for leaving us, but, whatever, go have an adventure. Seriously - Morocco's going to be an amazing experience. We'll miss you at FBC and at the CLC. Darn you for getting out before the session starts!