Imagine me shouting and dancing as I say this - I have received my invitation from the Peace Corps!!! This means two things: I have a future and more paperwork.
I will be a Youth Development volunteer in Swaziland. I leave June 25th, 2013 to begin step number one on my adventure. Staging is the first step where all volunteers meet state side. Peace Corps helps us wrap up any loose ends with paperwork and immunizations. Then we ship out to pre-service training in Swaziland. This is a three month crash course in language, cooking, and culture. Officially, my two years of service will start August 30, 2013 if the dates don't change.
In the meantimes I have a couple appointments with the doctor and the dentist. All the check ups and records are somewhat annoying but I guess it's important to know volunteers are healthy before hitting the road. Thankfully, I already got vaccinated for Yellow Fever! One down, many records to prove.
If you're interested in learning about what volunteers do in Swaziland and what it's like to live there, this is a link to the Peace Corps Swaziland website which has videos and information.