As excited as I am to get hitched to a beyond wonderful guy, I am so stoked to see my fellow Peace Corps Volunteers. The last time we were all together was before we left Moldova, almost two years ago. That’s a long time to go without the people you consider your family. These are the people who understand where you’ve been and where you want to go. They’ve been through the ups and the downs. They’ve celebrated with you and comforted you. They have the same passions for service, travel, helping others and enjoying life. I have many dear friends who I can say the same about, but there’s something about being stranded in a strange country (that most people have never heard of) for two + years that bonds you for life. Yes, I know I’m getting a little cheesy here, but that’s what the Peace Corps does to you. It makes you think a little deeper about life and the people you’re spending it with. And I’ve spent time with some incredible people from all over the world. Choosing New York University, studying abroad in Prague, picking up and Moving to France, applying to the Peace Corps; these were some of the best decisions I’ve ever made. And I’m so lucky to call the people I met in these places, friends.
So, as much as planning a wedding can suck sometimes, it is seriously the best reason for a reunion. And I get to have several of them!