It’s true; I called and accepted my invitation. There is much to do before it all starts, and it’s a long way until I am officially dubbed Volunteer. At the moment, I am simply a pre-trainee. For the first 8-12 weeks in-country I am just a trainee. When I make it through that process and the Peace Corps has decided that I am fit for service, I will then become an actual Volunteer. A lot is going to happen between now and then. My excitement is palpable.