Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm going to Armenia!

Hello family, friends and internet world!!

I have been waiting a long time for my Peace Corps adventure to start, and now it's finally about to begin! It's been such a long and tedious process since I decided to submit my application back in November of 2008, but I finally got a call from the Peace Corps asking if I would like to leave May 27th!! My Placement officer wouldn't tell me where I was going, just that it would be in Eastern Europe, but due to some internet snooping I discovered that I will be going to Armenia!

This whole time I have been expecting to go to Ukraine and now that I have learned that I will be in Armenia instead, I don't really know what to expect. I mean isn't Armenia in Glendale? haha Just kidding, but seriously I don't know anything about it, and it seems to be much more Middle Eastern than Eastern European to me... So I guess I am going to have to be a model Peace Corps Volunteer and be flexible and adjust =)

In the coming weeks I hope to get more information and hopefully get everything together and be prepared to leave my family and friends...

In closing I just want to say thank you to everyone that has helped me along with this process, my brother, my sister and my parents! You have all been amazing and I will miss you soo much! To Betsie, Valeria and Tawny, thanks so much for recommending me and filing out all that paperwork!


  1. I'm so proud of you. I know you will build new friendships, have a lot of fun and you will face challenges but i know you will handle them well. I promise I will visit. I can't wait for our adventures in Eastern Europe. I'm only an email away! -bets

  2. Love the new blog Alyssa! Can't wait to read the MANY adventures you will have, God will be with you through it all. :)

  3. I like the new blog page much better. It is now your blog. See i am already checking it to make sure there aren't any new updates.

  4. Can't wait to meet you! Armenia will be so beautiful when you get here! Safe Travels, Nicole
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  5. Alyssa, it has been such a pleasure getting to know you through our W & P life group. You strike me as such an articulate, intelligent, passionate woman and I know you will have amazing success as you serve the people of Armenia. I am so excited for you as you take on this adventure! I will definitely be keeping you in my prayers, and following your blog. All the best to you as you prepare for departure! I'm sure it will be the experience of a lifetime. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! :)


  6. Thanks friends! I will miss you all so much!
    Can't wait to meet you Nicole!!