How to tell if you are a PCUV?

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If you have ever been bitten by a duck…. you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you think of that DUCK every time you cook duck……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you know what Ukrainian salo is……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you timed your shower routine so that you wash parts of your body on curtain days because there is not enough hot water…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If the Phrase “Choot Choot” does not register as a train sound….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you highly underestimated the winter season….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer from California.

If you have said, “я розумію,” but had absolutely no idea what was going on….. you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you have had a full conversation with your host mother using only body language….. you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you made great friends during preservice training (PST)….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If at one point you wanted to figuratively kill your new friends during PST…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you fit your whole life into two bags and a carry-on…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If your new carry-on was ruined because you had to drag it up a dirt road……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you like to blog….well, that just may be me.

If you have thought, “aren’t you gonna cook that?”…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you got sick, but remembered you have no real American medicine…you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you think of PCV staff as if they are Google and knows all the answers……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you have gotten completely stressed for no apparent reason…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you know what it feels like to be uninformed……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If your goal in life is to make a positive impact in people’s lives……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you love teaching English…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you recently taught your first English class….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you are the most interesting person in every conversation for the sole purpose you are from America….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you have family that misses you…..you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you have ever made your family proud……you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you know the weird feeling which lies between scared and exited…….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

If you love adventure….you may be a Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteer.

 

*These are the thoughts of Richard J. Roman and in no way reflect those of the Peace Corps or its affiliates.

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