Thursday, August 23, 2012

How do you feel?

I am realizing that the closer I get to my departure date the more I have been asked some version of the question: "How are you feeling?".  It happens a lot. I assume he/she is asking how I am feeling about leaving, moving to a new country (which I didn't know existed until 2 months ago), taking on "the hardest job you'll ever love", being gone for two years ... that sort of stuff. It's a pretty loaded question, but I usually respond with some version of:

"I'm excited and a little nervous, but mostly excited. Yep. Excited about does it."

The truth is, that every day I go through a roller coaster of emotions when I think about this adventure.

But I think this might be normal... Maybe. Maybe not. 
Here's really what goes on in my head when I think about the Peace Corps.

Currently: how I feel about how my packing is going.

How I feel most of the time.

How I feel when I learn more about all the interesting things I will be doing/experiencing.

How I feel when I think about meeting new people and friends.
It's mainly positive and really exciting.
I need to read a thesaurus and figure out a new word ... "exciting" just isn't cutting it anymore.

1 comment:

  1. this post so is so accurate -- exactly how I'm feeling!