Friday, October 24, 2008

hurry up and wait

submitted application: September 22
conducted interview: October 23

this past thursday, i ventured into chicago for my interview with my peace corps recruiter. walked over to the close by metra station from campus for my commute into the city. standing on the platform waiting for the train i was just so excited. with that excitement along came a rush of emotion. for some reason, my eyes started to well up with tears.

i don't think in my life i have ever wanted something as bad as i want to serve in the peace corps. i want to the chance to serve people in need. i want to find a new perspective on the world and how i see myself in it. i want to shed all the luxuries of the western world to experience something raw.

with the recent lack in funding the competition for volunteer positions is increasing. leaving the peace corps office, i felt as if i gave a solid interview and was only more excited about the possibility of serving. on my way back to union station, i looked both ways for traffic before crossing the street and as i looked out in front of me i saw something. on a bus stop advertisement, "never have to start sentences with 'I should've...'" (Peace Corps Ad) i'm taking that as a sign.

right now all i can do is hurry up and wait.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

why do i dream in color...

this was the video clip shown at focus (ncc student worship on Wednesday nights). daniel put it together from photos of his and mine. kevin from the young sea is singing in the first song. which i absolutely love.