As a practical matter, it doesn't make sense for me, even as an RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer) and as a former teacher here in the states, to reapply to the Peace Corps now. As I mentioned in a previous recent blog post, I've also been looking at applying to domestic volunteer programs through www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org. It behooves me to submit those applications as soon as possible. I can't really wait until I would hear from the Peace Corps about a new application that I would submit. So it seems that my course is clear.
Of course I was disappointed. Yet I also realize that I don't know what God's plan is. I pray that God's will be done in my life. When events take a turn in a direction I hadn't been hoping, I need to be flexible. I want to accept all that comes my way; any set of circumstances can serve to sanctify any of us, if only we take the proper attitude. And so I breathe, and try to be patient as I move forward into the unknown. God, may your will be done in my life. Amen.