(For those other PC applicants I'll include a rough timeline at the bottom of this post since I took up the habit of neurotically checking PCV blogs myself) Which means that inshahallah I will be leaving for Jordan in mid-October.
It's strange, although Final Medical Clearance is generally considered the Final Gauntlet of Peace Corps applications, I still haven't fully grasped the fact that I am leaving NYC at the end of August. Luckily, my subconscious has started to understand, even if my immediate self can't, and I've been finding myself compelled on my free days to be exploring the city as much as possible.
Last weekend I went to the Guggenheim and the Whitney, last Monday I went to the Met and yesterday I went to the New York Public Library and the MoMA. I'll post some images from the MoMA and NYPL this afternoon. I know I'm suddenly overloading on NYC now that I'm leaving, but I'm also pretty proud of how much I took advantage of the city while living here, I only regret not getting to see another opera before I go...
Anyway, that's all for now. As promised here's my timeline up to Final Clearance (projected departures included):
February 10 2013- application submitted
April ? 2013- interview
April 17 2013- nomination
May 18 2013- medical and legal submitted
July 2013- request for additional medical information
September 2013- request for personal statement on medical history
February 25 2014- medical and legal pre-clearance
May 8 2014- contact from placement requesting updated resume/statements
May 13 2014- contact from placement about regional preference
May 20 2014- invitation (immediately accepted)
July 18 2014-final medical documents submitted
July 24 2014- additional documentation and statement requested (and promptly submitted same day)
August 4 2014- final medical clearance
Mid September 2014- contact from PC about staging city and departure
Mid October 2014- departure!