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Monday, October 7, 2013

The Waiting Game


If you’ve ever played the waiting game, you know how tiring, frustrating, stressful, and taxing it can be.  Ten months ago I tore my ACL and had surgery. I knew then that before I could move forward in my Peace Corps application, I would have to do therapy and play my first waiting game--the next nine months before my doctor could medically clear me. Earlier this month, that waiting game was over and I got the doc’s okay on all activity with no restrictions. I promptly let the Peace Corps know, uploading all the needed documents, and the second waiting game began, a little harder than the first. I have now been pre-medically cleared by the Peace Corps and am waiting (queue the third waiting game) for my application to be reviewed and my ever-so-illusive placement can be given. As of October 1, a fourth waiting game has begun—the U.S. government partial shutdown, compounding the third waiting game. The timeline on these events are uncertain and I think that’s the hardest part about this game—not knowing how long I’ll be waiting.

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