My time here is winding down, my official Close Services (COS) is less than a month away. At this conference we speak of next steps and how to reintegrate back into good ole’ USA.
As early as July 24th I can leave and be on y merry way back to the U.S. SO now what shall I do with my life? For me this where my life starts. I have decided wherever life takes me I will like to do Peace Corps again; just to complete my life cycle; this is where life started so I feel it’s just my obligation to finish it here.
Back to the important question: What’s next?
If it’s up to me I won’t mind being a volunteer for the rest of my life, I like helping people, serving others and helping those in this global village of ours. Although that’s one option; what about having a life, having my own family, you know those big steps in life, (that are no quite feasible while being a volunteer). I guess the next best option is putting myself out on the job market and seeing how I sell.
However, how does all this Peace Corps experience translate into having a sellable resume? Since being here I’ve learned how to live with the minimal, having a wardrobe that can fits in a backpack, I’ve experienced what it’s like to live on less than a dollar a day, I’ve brushed up on my French, now fluent in Pulaar and getting by in Woolof. I’ve learned how to walk the streets without getting dirty; I’ve perfected the art of taking bucket showers, using a douche (lantern). I’ve learned how to look good even though I’m covering up all my body, keeping sweat to a minimum although its 120 degrees outside. I’ve learned how to comfort myself on those lonely nights, how to hug or console myself when there is a problem; I’ve learned how be there for myself; to keep me from going crazy or crying my eyes out at night, because there is no one around me that will comprehend what I’m going through or I can’t fully express myself and frustrations in someone else’s language. Most of all I’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin; with who I am and not be worried about outside appearances. But how does all this transpire into a resume and make more marketable amongst my peers.
So now I’m at a crossroads going back to America, and not knowing what to do with my life. DECISIONS DECISIONS. Where I’m I going to live, who will hire me, will I still have my friends? Who will want to me my friend due to all the awkward, bizarre habits and things I’ll do and say when I’m back?
So here it is all laid out, my inner most fears. How I’m I going to make it back in the U.S?
Now I’m looking for jobs anywhere and everywhere, in the U.S, in Africa. I’m willing to go anywhere.
SO just check out the link of my résumé and see how those greats skills I have learned did transpire into resume perfect skills.
PASS IT AROUND PASS IT AROUND