Monday, October 24, 2011

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part...

Soooooo.... It's the end of October and I am still waiting for a nomination or a "So sorry Bridge, you are great but we just don't have enough programs / money right now. Thanks for your interest in the Peace Corps". Any thing would be nice at this point. Yes I am aware that this is all about patience and I am trying very hard to stay calm and keep busy. I think I'm doing a decent job at that soooo yeah.

I did speak with my recruiter a few weeks ago since he was at the job fair my school put on. It was nice to see him, get my name and face fresh in his head again. But he basically told me what I already knew. More waiting because programs closed, there is no funding, government craziness. The usual.

So for all of you out there in a similar situation, know that you're not alone and that patience really is a virtue. And stop reading those PC blogs, they are so addicting! I had to slowly ween myself off.


  1. I went through the same thing. I applied in November and wasn't nominated until May. This post may or may not be helpful to you:
    As long as your skills are competitive, you will be nominated. I was finally given placement but still no invitation. The invitation should come some time in November, a year after my application was completed. Hang in there if this is something you want!

  2. Thanks Q! I actually commented on that post forever ago, but it is great to know that the waiting pays off :)

  3. Hang in there, Bridge!
    You are an incredibly gifted young woman, give it time!

  4. Bridge, I just reread your comments. With that kind of background, I'm sure you'll be nominated. My first PO told me that I wasn't competitive for environmental ed because I'd need around 3 years of full-time experience to be competitive because my degree is in Psych. He also told me I'd need at least 6 months of full-time work on a large-scale farm to be competitive in ag. So I was out of both of those, even though I have a lot of experience in both. It ended up being TEFL for me. I'm sure your degree will help you!