danewillow Posted June 19, 2017 Share Posted June 19, 2017 This will require some history. When I was finishing up college way back when (1992), I sent in postcards to find out more about the Peace Corps. I sent them in twice and never heard back. Went on with life. Jobs, house, got married. Thought about it once in a while but never was in the position to join again. I got divorced a year ago, sold the house, bought another so I could keep the dogs. Meanwhile, I meet someone I really like and can connect with like nobody else. Early on he tells me he applied to the PC but was rejected the last time he tried. After a couple months he tells me he's been accepted and will be leaving in April (this year). I go on with spending time with him knowing he's leaving, trying to tell myself we're just enjoying each other's company until he's gone. I wish I could say it was that easy but I miss him like crazy. We're still able to chat but after next week, when his training is done, we'll probably lose almost all contact electronically. He renewed my interest in the PC so I applied. I have some debt from being married and the house sale and purchase. I'm working two jobs to take care of that. Originally, I applied and interviewed for a position in Zambia but that departs in Feb. I withdrew my application because I wouldn't be quite ready with the goal of paying off debt. I applied for a position a couple months later which is in the same country as him but likely not close enough to see each other (it's an island nation). We've talked about many options where we could be together again. 1. I join in Apr 2018 as planned. Service is 3 months training, 2 years service. He'd be done in Jul 2019 and would rejoin in a year with me with a couples position. He'd have a year gap. Possible snag: he decides not to rejoin. He has talked about teaching in Thailand. 2. I wait until he's done and we apply as a couple in 2019. Possible snags: something happens between now and then. Right now I have the momentum to do this. I'm afraid of getting stuck in a rut like I have been. The benefit would be more time to get things in order before I leave. 3. He quits and tries to rejoin with me. Snag: he's not sure of the consequences of quitting. He is having second thoughts about being so isolated at his service site. He will be the only volunteer on a tiny island with a small village. He doesn't want to quit if it means he can't reapply. I'm having a hard time deciding what to do. I really want to be with him again. Link to comment
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