At last via classic US mail that long-awaited fat blue envelope arrived yesterday (June 12th) inviting me to Azerbaijan to teach English as a foreign language in secondary schools. Excited and a bit scared at the same time.
Story: Last week I sent a message via FB to a young woman named Gulustan who commented on a PC FB post praising PC volunteers who had come to her country and taught her English. I simply thanked her for the words of encouragement and she replied to me again praising the work of the Peace Corps. Yesterday - in one of those serendipity moments - I went back to see what country she was from and yes she is in Azerbaijan. I can hardly wait to email her again, but first wanted to post this and say to other applicants "hang in there." Patient endurance attains all things.