Today is July 7th; my time with AmeriCorps is over July 30th. That is a little over 3 weeks that I have left of my 10 month commitment. Man, has the time flown by. It seems like yesterday I was packing up and leaving Buffalo for Sacramento. But it was much longer ago than that and in reality I have done so much and come so far in the last 10 months. The thought of leaving my team is very frightening to me. We have been together since October. The 13 of us held strong and made it to the end. We have spent every day of the week together: working, eating and playing. The other 12 members of Gold 4 have become more than just friends to me; we have become our own little family. We have experienced and been through so much together. And though I am confident the relationships will last through the years and I will see everybody again, not having all of them with me for the next chapter in my life is going to be a hard obstacle for me to overcome. As many of you know, I hate goodbyes.
With that being said, every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. I am sure just like myself and my parents, many of you have been wondering what I am going to do with my life come August when AmeriCorps is over. Well, I am pleased, and relieved to announce to you that today I was offered a job as a Support Team Leader for class XV of AmeriCorps NCCC at the Sacramento Campus. It will be with the same program but I will be taking on a different role this time. I will be stationed in Sacramento initially working there for one of the 5 units. Mainly doing paper work and working as the assistant to the Unit Leader who is in charge of 7 different teams. If the need arises during the course of the year I may be pulled to lead a team in the field for however long or short they may need me. It will be a different change of pace and different experience than this past year has been but I have become very excited about the job. Although the other job prospect I had lined up, bumming off of my parents, still sounds pretty enticing, I'm sure they are thrilled that I have decided to take the responsible role and get a “real” job. AND for the best news of the night, drum roll please, joining AmeriCorps for another year means another year of blog updates you will receive.
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