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When life doesn’t go according to plan
This wasn’t the way things were supposed to turn out.
I had finally taken the step to fulfill a lifelong dream by applying to serve with the Peace Corps. That summer, I left my job, ready and excited to be posted as soon as possible. So, I was disappointed when I found out that they were not taking applications or placing volunteers, because of the Covid pandemic. They also couldn’t provide an expected return-to-service date. I felt very naïve and foolish for having left my job and was frustrated that my plan was not going the way I wanted. Unemployed and feeling down, I didn’t know what to do.
While I was still waiting to join the Peace Corps, I was asked to be a part of the leadership team at an outdoor education center in the Colorado Rockies. This was a center where I had always wanted to work, but I was still caught up in how everything felt like bad timing.
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