Mountains to Cross

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

– Pearl Bailey

I was worried about getting paperwork done in California when most of my life is back in Virginia. The first snafu is hit: I need a form filled out by my doctor, which is due by the end of the year, but he needs to see me in person to complete it. I was not planning on returning home until January.

I have asked for an extension in the deadline, but my hopes are not high for results. In the FAQ for the Medical Applicant Portal (MAP) it lists the following:

Q: I have tasks to complete on my portal but won’t be able to make the timeline. What will happen if I miss the deadline?

A: If you miss a deadline, your file will be temporarily deactivated. Once you submit documentation, it will be reactivated, but you risk having to re-apply to Peace Corps.

I’d rather come home early and get this done than risk having to reapply. So, hopefully I can get at least a 15-day extension. If not, I’ll be seeing Virginia again sooner than I thought.

UPDATE: I got an extension until the 16th of January. I will be making an appointment as soon as possible.

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