3 Months Till Takeoff

Chris and I can’t believe today marks three months left in the States. We applied for the Peace Corps one year ago and now the time till we depart is quickly approaching! It’s definitely starting to hit home for us. We are filled with both a mixture of anxiety and excitement. We can’t wait to embark on this journey that we have been dreaming about for years now, however we are leaving lots behind (primarily loved ones that we will miss immensely! A warm bed oh yes and hot shower…) We have had some family and friends that have been a bit concerned about our 2 years abroad and we totally understand where that’s coming from. We too, have had our share of concerns over the past year, but have slowly been working through them. What it has come down to for us is the recognition that life is fragile and there are risks no matter what road you take in life. We realize that we are putting ourselves in a different set of risks, but that doesn’t mean we are in anymore danger than we would be Stateside.  To us, joining the Peace Corps has ultimately boiled down to a heart issue and both of our hearts have said yes. We of course don’t want you to be worried, but if you are we do understand.  Maybe put that energy into a prayer, a letter of love, or some liposomal vitamin c:p That’s some serious goodness. Lots of great times ahead. Thanks to those who who have cared enough to care. We love you so. 91 days!!!!
Love,
Kallie & Chris

” Security is mostly a superstition, it does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
-Helen Keller

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