Posted by: Cathy | April 29, 2013

April and the Peace Corps

In rounding out my posts for the month of April, I thought I’d mention my friend April.

When I was in college, I knew a handful of people who said they wanted to go into the Peace Corps one day. April is the only person I know who actually did it. She’s in West Africa right now having an amazing experience.

I’m sure she would say that it isn’t for everyone. You have to put your own life virtually on hold for two years to make the commitment; you spend two years far from friends and family in a culture quite different from your own. But big risks can lead to big rewards.

For yourself, consider taking risks of all sizes. Try a new brand of cereal. Apply for a master’s degree program. Ask out the cute guy at the coffee shop. Try a little wasabi on your sushi. Move to a new city. It won’t always work out, but that’s not the point.

No one ever learned something by playing it safe.

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