Yep so yesterday while I was sitting at my cousin’s wedding banquet of all things. I got the news.
All week I have been watching the mailman like a hawk. Poor Juan the post guy. He was probably wondering what was so important. My Peace Corps invite!
Although on a random side note – it showed up UPS not USPS.
The whole family was on alert – to the point that after I drove up from the Reviving Islamic Spirit Convention on Monday afternoon/evening I told my mom’s partner that since I was leaving to go to my cousin’s wedding in SoCal on Wednesday or was it Tuesday? – that I wanted her to open the letter and text me the news – ASAP!
So we left on Wednesday for the wedding extravaganza and I kept checking my phone – well I was bored a lot but that’s another story – and praying Ya Allah – put wings on these post people’s feet!
Finally last night I got the text – YES! Something to distract me from feeling hella awkward in a crowd of people at the wedding A. I don’t know and B. I am the only Muslim & Hijabi – oh joy for the side looks and whispers.
I swear some people act like I killed their dog and stole a small child from the suspicious looks I get at times but moving on.
So I got the text –
“Morocoo. Congratulations!! More info in an email. Sept 12th. :0) You did it!!!”
Hell yeah I did it! 22 month application process. Two years of Ameri Corps.
And finally I achieve my goal that I established in high school of serving the Peace Corps and in an Arabic speaking country.
Alhumdualillah (Thanks be to God)