these last couple of days have been a complete whirlwind. i was getting ready for work on tues morning when i noticed that i had missed a call from my PC nurse...ive been medically cleared for months so my heart literally sank. what could it be now?...i checked my voicemail and realized that it wasn't my nurse at all but my placement officer, Stephanie!!! i guess any number calling from PC headquarters comes up as the same extension on your phone. i never noticed until now. so that being said, i hopped into my car and called the number she left on my voicemail. i ended up contacting the PC bursars office or something of the like. no Stephanie to be heard of at the community development placement desk to their knowledge. after a good twenty minutes of being transferred from department to department, i hesitantly left a voicemail on the machine of a Stephanie, not sure if i had reached the right person or not. i rechecked my own voicemail to see if perhaps i had inverted the numbers and the voicemail was nowhere to be found! by the time i got to work, i was seriously considering the possibility that this was a placement mirage.
ill skip ahead to the good part. 3:30pm: I call the mysterious number yet again and Stephanie picks up. she doesnt call herself my placement specialist but just states that she has some questions for me. right off the bat she asks about my commitment to join the peace corps, what i foresaw as the major challenges of my service, how i would deal with frustration on site, my preference for a spanish-speaking country and general geographic preference. i answered each swiftly,or so i thought. in terms of spanish-speaking preference i thought i made it clear that id go where i am needed most, i just feel i could do the most good serving in a spanish-speaking country, as i already know the language. she thanked me for my time and told me i was qualified for service!
i drove home feeling elated that i had done all i could do and now it was time to just sit and wait. when i got home that evening an email was in my inbox. it was quite long but essentially stated that she doubted my commitment to the peace corps especially with regard to