It was brought to my attention the other day that a friend discovered my blog I had kept during my service in the Peace Corps when it suddenly dawned on me...It was exactly two years ago that I finished my service. That also means that I have been home as long as I had been away.
I find it truly amazing that my life over the last two years has been on fast forward with comparison of the arduous life that once graced me in the impoverished yet beautiful nation of Guatemala. I continually look back on that experience as my formative years and it will always be my proudest accomplishment.
I also found it astonishing that due to current updates from blogger I was able to see that people from all over the world had read this blog. To me that was special honor and can honestly say that I await my next journey outside of the US with much alacrity.
I got home from the Peace Corps and like everyone else in the world I was greeted by the economic calamity which made it very disconcerting to find a job. However, I was constantly remined of the struggle that many of my Guatemalan friends encountered on a daily basis just trying to simply survive. Due to the fact that I never received any response to the ridiculous number of jobs that I applied for after the Peace Corps (most of which were Federal Jobs that I was optimistic about feeling that I had noncompetitive eligibilty***that was suppose to be a perk of serving in the Peace Corps which I unfortunatley found unhelpful) I decided like most people to take a step back and settle for any type of income.
Oddly enough in my hometown I applied for a job as a Police Officer and was shocked to find out that I got the job. It was a complete change from the life of a Peace Corps volunteer, but happily there were some similarities such as the special bond and comaraderie that goes with serving amongst others with the same purpose and goals.
I have since moved on to another job and I guess at this moment I don't have anything extremely profound to write, but simply that I missed writing on here and forgot how cathartic it is for me to write. In the near future I plan to write again and I have some funny stories that I feel need to be shared.
Until then take care,