Friday, April 30, 2010


I had my final phone interview March 26, 2010 with my placement officer. The interview was great and at the end of it she told me to expect an invitation in the mail in the next 2-3 days with all of the details of my assignment. I knew only that is was a French-speaking country in Africa and it was a business development program leaving June 3. I was ecstatic! All of the waiting finally came down to this. Now I just wanted to know my country.

Saturday/Sunday - I knew I wouldn't get the invitation, but crossed my fingers anyway.
Monday - Today's the day (maybe....). No invitation.
Tuesday - Clearly it has to come today. It's been 3 whole days!
Wednesday - At this point, I don't know.
Wednesday - 3PM - I'm at work and get a phone call from Gracie "I am holding your invitation in my hands right now. It's really thick!"
Wednesday - 4PM It's TOGO!!!

Now for all of the preparation...