And so it is and so it was. I am back in the United States. I have flown around the world, lived in Azerbaijan for 2.5 years, learned a foreign language, and enjoyed the wonders that is the other...the unfamiliar, the foreign. It's been great, it's been difficult, and I have no regrets. I've met wonderful and kind people. I've met really annoying backstabbers. I've learned about some of the faults within my own American culture and I've learned about the universal faults shared by almost all cultures. No matter where you go or who you meet, there are always wonderful people and horrible people. There are beautiful and ugly places in every nation.
I'm excited to be home.
I'll leave my blog online for any future Azerbaijan PCVs who might be interested. I don't feel as if I have anything to hide. Anyways, this blog is connected to my email and so if anyone has any questions, etc., feel free to comment here. It will reach me.
As of right now it appears my fiancee and I will move to DC and pursue careers in humanitarian, development, and/or assistance work.