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Even getting ready to leave for Peace Corps was hard. I know there’s zero chance I want to go into Peace Corps in any kind of a relationship.But you also don’t want to write the whole world off.It can just get old when you’re the one in the mind-set of, “OK, I live here.This is my life.” Woman A: People are less emphatic about condom use, focus less on foreplay, and tend to have sex outside of the home, such as in a sex motel or even in a park — I think this has to do with the fact that most unmarried people in their 20s and 30s still live at home with their parents.
Any chance at any sort of steady, semi-healthy romantic relationship.
That place where you can wear shorts and a T-shirt and not be a prostitute. But you gotta remember the other half of that statement. It’s something I don’t plan on giving up at any point of my life, and is worth giving up the life I knew back home in order to know what it’s like to be a little bit uncomfortable once in awhile. And these sacrifices can sometimes feel like a pull back home. Alright, that’s minor, but still, I do miss Hershey’s products. Friendships are hard to keep up when you live next door to someone.
There needs to be something from home to pull you just as much as there is a reason pushing you out of here. Its new friends, exotic cities, ancient history, weird foods, bodily dysfunctions, and personal exploration. They’re even tougher when you aren’t on the same continent.
In some form or another, I’ve been thinking it for the last 4 months. But seriously, when that’s my worry, I’ve got it made right? But let’s not forget what the actual motto of the Peace Corps is: “The toughest job you’ll ever love.” This shit is tough. A friend of mine and fellow PCV made a great point when we were talking about what it would take to quit and go home. I get to blow people’s minds with the next best “guess what I saw that crazy blond American do today…” moment.
And my 21 year old self will declare here and now this fact: if you spend a whole 27 months in the Peace Corps during your life, and don’t at some point think “What the fuck am I doing here? Alright, maybe not wrong, but I at least think you’re a little abnormal in the head. It’s not like a study abroad trip where you have a group of 15 other American’s with you all day long to lean on. I’ve got it better than most with three site-mates who have been here for a year and a half already. “You need to have both a push to leave here, and you need to have a pull back home to make you go.” So, most days, I really do love everything about being here. But I’m willing to bet every volunteer at some point gets that push to go home.