The Fun That Was Peace Corps Guyana - Mark's Blog

Postings from just north of the equator. Let's see if training in CPR and First Aid prepares me to teach Health Education in a small, remote village in Guyana. I'm thinking... no. Read all about this ill advised decision! In addition, here is the required Peace Corps disclaimer: "The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the US government or the Peace Corps." So, please, don't confuse me with the White House Press Secretary.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Back Home

Well, I'm done. I finished Peace Corps Guyana. And now I'm back home in America. The 25 months I've spent overseas in South America are over. The overriding emotion is relief to be back. When I had come home for a three week vacation about a year ago, my feeling was mostly giddy joy to see home. But now, though I'm really happy to be home, it feels different. I feel pride for what I did in my time in Guyana, relief to have successfully completed it, and nervousness about returning to America. Peace Corps constantly tells us how hard it will be to return home and re-integrate into our old country. And we internalize those warnings so much that I think it could be a self-fulfilling prophesy. I know I will be probably have some issues about being home at some point, but I also know that I am currently in the honeymoon phase, enjoying everything about being home (hot showers!).

So life is good. I'm hanging around home for the next two months or so, seeing friends, and getting ready for grad school that starts this fall. I don't know if I'll keep this blog updated - I imagine people are much less interested in my goings-about America. But I guess as Peace Corps related things pop up in my life, they might make an appearance here.